As a key factor in its ongoing Energy and Carbon Management Programme, Kingston University London has recently carried out an upgrade of the heating system for its Learning Resource Centre. The upgrade follows an assessment of fuel consumption, running costs and emissions on the 1960’s built Penrhyn Road Tower Block and adjoining ‘infill’ blocks between this and the main university building.
Buderus condensing boilers were recommended by consultants and project management company Stratos fm, (a branch of Stratos Control Systems), together with additional controls, including the modular Buderus 4000 Energy Management System, and rationalised BMS control strategies, which would replace and significantly upgrade the existing outdated and inefficient heating system. Paul Winrow of Stratos says “We expect the new heating system to show impressive fuel cost reductions of between 40%-45% in comparison with the previous system.. Buderus offer very high efficiency levels which should be improved further following the specification of their new intelligent control system”.
The design and installation of the projects was managed by Ian Woods of MSS (Managed Support Services). After the initial conception meeting between the University, Stratos fm, Buderus and MSS a design brief and requirements were drawn up for the most effective solution for the University.