Gas absorption heat pumps heat Cambridgeshire primary school campus

A bespoke-designed Remeha Fusion Hybrid heating solution using gas absorption heat pumps (GAHPs) has been installed at the Cambourne Campus of the Hardwick and Cambourne Community Primary School in Cambridgeshire to deliver high-efficiency, low-carbon heating throughout this new, purpose-built school building.

The low carbon heating system combines two 35kW Remeha Fusion GAHPs with two Remeha Quinta Pro 115 kW condensing boilers and a 250 litre buffer vessel, all fully integrated through a bespoke building management system (BMS), to provide environmentally-friendly heating for the staff and pupils aged between 3 and 11 at the new development.

The Remeha Fusion GAHPs provide the primary source of heat generation, heating water in the buffer vessel to 55C to serve the underfloor heating circuit. They are supported by two condensing boilers when required. The hybrid heating system is controlled by a specially configured BMS, known as Remeha Touch, which fully integrates the components to maximise efficiencies. Low grade underfloor heating throughout the school meets the health and safety requirement for low surface temperature equipment.

The Remeha Fusion Hybrid solution was installed by M&E Contractor Dean Haughton at T Clarke. Remeha Commercial advised on the design and commissioned the heating system.

The new school building officially opened its doors in September 2015, following completion of the first phase of the development project.  With additional classrooms, a library and the school hall now nearing completion, the Remeha Fusion Hybrid heating system has been designed to meet the final heat demand of the completed campus.

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