A specialist company that focuses on commercial ground source heat pumps was asked to provide a turnkey package for the design and installation of a system capable of supplying heating and cooling to a new health centre in the heart of Brighton\Hove.
Using their expertise in designing heat pump systems that provide heating and cooling they were able to store rejected energy from the cooling cycle within the borehole array, which is then harvested during the heating operation. A total of 10 x 100m boreholes were drilled in the car park and distributed from a sealed manifold chamber.
Not only does this increase the performance and efficiency of the heat pump but also reduces the capital cost due to fewer boreholes being required.
From an extensive commercial range they selected the Climaveneta ATV 2020 Ground Source Heat Pump with a BacNet building management interface providing 70kW of heating\cooling.
The heat pump supplies a 1000L buffer tank providing space heating at 45˚C and cooling at 7˚C to the Uponor under floor system.
At time of writing, the Health Centre was in the process of claiming the Non Domestic RHI tariff which would provide a revenue for the next 20 years.