LIFE SCIENCES CENTRE HEAT RECOVERY CHILLER

pURPOSE OF PROJECT

The reason for the project is to recover heat from the building, and inject it back into the central heating system. Recovering heat from various areas of the building, allows for the overall district energy required to be lowered -- in essence to save energy.

wHAT WAS DONE

Supply and install of a new four-pipe simultaneous-heating-cooling unit. This unit also acts as the first stage of cooling for the building, and thus, energy metering is done on both the heating and cooling side of the building. The cooling system in the building was also modified, and this new chiller acts as a lead.

Sustainable Features

Heat and energy recovery, and overall increase in chiller efficiency.

Inception to completion

Project inception: March 2015

Project completion: December 2015

Project manager

Ryan Huffman

Project Coordinator

Kevin Phelan

Alternative Energy

Project Services is responsible for the delivery of state-of-the-art alternative energy projects including the Academic District Energy System steam to hot water conversion project, the Bioenergy Research and Demonstration Facility and a continuous optimization program to improve the energy performance of existing core academic buildings.