Posting Date | 31 August 2011
Country | United Kingdom
Theme | Energy policies, Building envelope (walls, windows,...), Heating, domestic hot water, Air conditioning, cooling, ventilation, air infiltration, Energy sources, district heating / cooling, cogeneration, Residential buildings, Very low energy buildings, Environmental issues related to buildings, General
Abstract | De Clare Court is a development of 40 flats offering extra care facilities for older people. The client, Pembrokeshire Housing Association, engaged the services of the consulting engineer, Chris Le Breton, who advised on the most suitable low carbon technology. Two Dachs mini-CHP units were installed in the main plant room to meet the building’s base heating and electrical requirements.
Lessons learnt | The highly satisfactory operation of the Dachs mini-CHP installation at De Clare Court was achieved by ensuring that the heating system temperatures were suitable for the optimum plant operation and that the control strategy for the whole heating plant was correctly designed.
Case Languages | English