Heating, Power and Energy Metering in Schools
LoadTracker CHP Combined Heat and Power:
Progress towards school BREEAM targets is strongly assisted by LoadTracker CHP units. On CHP assessments for 16 schools across the UK, average carbon savings were estimated at 20.7% (see above, far left illustration).
In 3 of these, air-source heat pumps as offered by SAV were recommended. Heat source pumps can be an excellent ancillary in situations where the site has insufficient electricity demand (which the heat pump can add to) but strong thermal load (which the heat pump can contribute to). The resulting carbon reduction and cost savings are enhanced significantly.
Watchman energy meters and monitor lends itself to sites administered from a central hub. Real time information is downloaded at 1/2 hourly intervals, enabling the facilities manager to keep a firm hold on energy costs. Deviations from normal patterns provide early warning of equipment malfunction.
These have been used successfully for radiator and UFH circuits. UFH is often used for nursery and pre-school applications, where SAV manifolds can take care of mixing, circulation and room temperature control (see above, centre right illustration). This shows a backplate assembly to serve twin UFH circuits.
For more information about how SAV Systems can reduce your school's carbon footprint and energy costs, call us directly on 01483 771910 or complete our online contact form.