SAV opens new North West office
SAV Systems has opened a new office in Stockport, providing a local point of contact for mechanical consulting engineers and contractors in the North of England, as well as a venue for the company’s range of CIBSE-accredited CPD courses.
SAV’s Rob Smith explained: “The new office opening coincides with my 20th year at SAV and now provides us with vital local support staff, as well as a base at the heart of the region. This will make it much easier for us to engage with customers in the North and provide the support they require for their projects.”
“As the first of SAV’s planned regional offices, we now have our own internal sales support and two external sales staff, to help us manage the rapid growth we have seen over the last few years”.
“Internally we have Eileen Fletcher, who joined us from Carillion Energy Services in January 2015 and will be responsible for internal sales, operations & technical support. Externally, Fred Hall now supports in the North East/North Yorkshire, while recently appointed Joe Murphy is supporting in the Nottingham/South Yorkshire areas.”
“The new office allows customers to experience our range of CPD seminars (now held locally), which introduce the latest developments in the best-practice design of building services systems. The first CPD seminar was well-attended and received such positive feedback that we will be rolling out a programme of additional seminars through
the course of 2015 beyond.”
CIBSE-accredited CPD courses available
SAV Systems offers a range of CIBSE-accredited CPD courses, covering:
Low Carbon 70/40: Designing to maintain high Delta T with reduced return water temperatures.
LoadTracker CHP: Carbon reduction, cost savings and site issues.
Danfoss FlatStations: Low carbon solutions for district heating and central plant systems.
HVAC modules: Improved methods for flow distribution, commissioning and energy metering.
AirMaster: Demand controlled direct ventilation based on air handling units with heat recovery.
Low carbon solutions for care homes and student accommodation
SAV’s low carbon solutions have been applied to many types of building, including care homes and student accommodation.
At the new Saint Michaels Hall student accommodation in Liverpool, for example, SAV is delivering low carbon DHW, heating and electrical power to 264 bed spaces; while LoadTracker CHP at the Brookside Extra Care Scheme in Ormskirk is reducing running costs and minimising environmental impact.
Low energy solutions for Sanctuary Students (St Michael’s)
At the new St Michael’s Hall student accommodation at Aigburth Park, Liverpool, SAV’s LoadTracker CHP is helping to deliver low carbon domestic hot water (DHW), heating and electrical power. The district heating system served by the CHP also incorporates Danfoss FlatStations to ensure instant hot water to the clusters and studios and provide separation between the primary and secondary sides of the heating system.
St Michael’s Hall was developed by Iliad Group and the student accommodation is operated by Sanctuary Management Services. The hall comprises 264 bed spaces arranged in clusters of 5 and 6 bed apartments, with shared kitchen and dining facilities, together with studio accommodation.
Iliad Group has a strong commitment to energy efficiency and low carbon emissions and this is reflected in the services designed by Manchester-based consulting engineers Futureserv.
The SAV 20kWe/40kWth CHP unit provides heat for both domestic hot water and space heating in the winter, as well as electrical power that is used on site. The LoadTracker modulates in response to variations in electrical demand to avoid selling surplus electricity to the grid at unfavourable rates.
The 7 Series FlatStations have been installed as an interface between the primary district heating system and the heating and DHW circuits. The integral temperature and pressure controls guarantee optimal comfort while also keeping energy bills as low as possible.
Reduced costs and emissions for Brookside Extra Care
An SAV LoadTracker modulating CHP unit, specified by Hannan Associates and installed by Technic Mechanical Services, is helping to minimise environmental impact and reduce running costs for the new Brookside Extra Care Scheme in Ormskirk.
Operated by Arena Housing Group, Brookside comprises 111 self-contained 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and provides extra care housing and support for older people and specialist care for dementia. Space heating and domestic hot water are provided from a central energy centre and controlled through Danfoss FlatStations in each of the apartments.
In the 12 months from August 2012 to July 2013 the 15kWe/30kWth LoadTracker unit has produced over 118,000 kWh of electrical power and over 229,000 kWh of heat. Compared to a traditional boiler/mains electricity arrangement, use of CHP has reduced energy bills by around £8,500 per annum. Annual carbon dioxide emissions have been reduced by over 32 tonnes.
In contrast to traditional fixed-output CHP unit, the LoadTracker unit monitors the site’s electrical consumption and modulates to match the demand. This maximises the run-time of the CHP and minimises the use of expensive mains electricity and back-up boilers.
For further information contact:
SAV Head Office: Scandia House, Boundary Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 5BX Tel: +44 (0)1483 771910
SAV North West: Stockport Business & Innovation Centre, Broadstone Mill, Broadstone Road, Stockport SK5 7DL Tel: +44 (0)161 443 4231