We’re delighted that Leeds PIPES project has successfully been shortlisted at the inaugural Unlock Net Zero Awards for ‘Collaboration of the Year – energy projects’ category.

The awards recognise and champion progress on the housing sector’s decarbonisation journey and the supply chain that supports it. Leeds PIPES is one of only six projects shortlisted in the category and the winner will be announced at the awards ceremony, taking place alongside Housing 2023 on Tuesday 27 June at Manchester Central.

The success of the project results from a true partnership approach with Leeds City Council, Ener-vate and ourselves, combining our joint expertise and knowledge to create one of the UK’s major heat networks.

Leeds PIPES is a £49million project to transform the lives of residents and communities by reducing carbon emissions, improving air quality and tackling high rates of fuel poverty. The success of the project so far has been made possible through a collaborative approach combining our joint expertise and knowledge to create one of the UK’s major heat networks.

The multi-phase scheme takes heat from the nearby Recycling & Energy Recovery Facility converting energy from non-recyclable household waste into affordable, reliable, and low carbon heat and hot water. This is then distributed to a range of buildings across the city.

These awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the outstanding work being done to decarbonise the UK’s housing stock. Leeds PIPES is an example of working collaboratively and efficiently, 4 years on from the contract signing the project is now in its third phase which will deliver over 16,000 tonnes of carbon reduction. Our partnership continues to flourish as the network grows.

Mike Cooke, Managing Director Projects North & Scotland, Vital

In addition to this award shortlist, Leeds PIPES heat network has been awarded prestigious awards from ADE and Heating & Ventilation Awards.