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The existing chillers on the property were nearing the end of their life cycle and Cavendish Engineers were asked to look into ways of reducing energy consumption with an innovative design for the new system.
350 Euston road saw Cavendish Engineers successfully install a six tonne air source heat pump in a commercial building resulting in an 85% energy saving.
350 Euston Road saw the two existing chillers replaced with a Turbo Core Chiller (4.8 tonnes) and an Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP, 6 tonnes) capable of providing both heating and cooling.
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A Spiering AT7 crane was used to install the new systems and the removal of the two existing machines from the top of the building.
The existing boiler room was modified and one of the three existing boilers removed and replaced with additional pumps while new pipework was installed to connect the new pumps to the ASHP and back to the system.
BMS modifications were implemented to provide a new Heating and Cooling strategy that made the ASHP the primary source of heating. This allowed the Cavendish Engineers design to provide the building with free cooling, negating the need to run the chiller simultaneously.
To ensure minimal day time disruption to office tenants, the installation had to take place through the night while the contract required that Cavendish Engineers led meetings with Transport for London for 12 weeks prior to the project around road traffic management and public safety.
The 350 Euston Road project was recognised at the 2016 Verdantix Energy Innovation Awards and won the RAC Cooling Industry Award 2016 for Building Energy Project of the Year.
You can watch a time lapse video of the installation below.