CHP and district heating help win award for residential development
A CHP and district-heating system from SAV Systems and supplied by DBSA of East Linton played a significant role in the Westfield Avenue multi-residential development in Edinburgh winning the large-scale housing development award in the Saltire Society Housing Design Awards for 2012. These low-carbon systems helped the development meet the award’s sustainability criteria.
Sustainability and energy efficiency were key criteria in the design of this project, with developer Dunedin Canmore Group stipulating at least 20% lower carbon emissions than traditional design. The challenges of limited space for plant and high load demands, were met with the help of four SAV LoadTracker CHP units and FlatStation heat interface units.
The district-heating system was designed by The Keenan Consultancy of Edinburgh and installed by Emtec Group of Cambuslang.
The CHP system supplies 74% of heating and hot-water demand and 54% of electrical demand for the 192 flats and eight business units that make up the development.
The FlatStation units have an integral energy meter for accurate billing. They have a built-in water heater and differential-pressure-controlled heating system, as well as an idle temperature controller to provide instantaneous hot water for tenants.