CASTLEWOOD, NORTH SOMERSET COUNCIL
North Somerset Council has replaced its two existing 1 MW pressure jet boilers with two Remeha Gas 610 6-section Eco Pro boilers at Castlewood, its new civic ‘hub’ in Clevedon, as part of its wider efficiency measures.
The higher efficiencies of the Remeha boilers means that they easily meet the heat demand of the building. Steve Hodges, M&E and Energy Manager at North Somerset Council, predicts that the sequenced Gas 610 Eco Pro boilers will reduce energy use by at least half, a saving that will increase to as much as three quarters during the summer months, with a corresponding drop in fuel bills.
The Castlewood civic centre brings together council teams for more efficient practice, with further cost efficiencies anticipated from sharing their offices with their partners the NHS and the Police.
Hodges commented: “The energy and carbon savings that the Remeha boilers will bring will help us take our efficiencies measures one stage further, delivering on our environmental commitments whilst significantly reducing our operating bills.”
“Remeha boilers offer the best value for money,” continued Hodges, “delivering on all fronts from reliability and efficiency to availability, service and after sales support. We have now installed over 30 Remeha boilers in our buildings in North Somerset, with the standardised choice of boiler room plant bringing additional savings in operations and maintenance.”
The Castlewood project team included E.I.C. Contractor Joe Hawkings, installer and pipe fitter Len Hughes of Hughes M & E, Dick Hawkins of Chimney Centre Flues and commissioning engineer Jerry Christopher of JC Combustion Services Ltd.
The Remeha Gas 310/610 Eco Pro range delivers exceptional, higher- than-average annual efficiencies of up to 109.6% (NCV) together with excellent ultra low-NOx emissions of ≥36 at 0% O2 and minimum CO2 emissions. The pre-mix burner (NG) with its gas/air ratio control system ensures clean operation and smooth, trouble-free operation. The small footprint of the Remeha Gas 310/610 Eco Pro and its ability to be installed side-to-side makes it ideal for modular configuration and increased installation design flexibility. Offering both conventional and room-sealed flue system capability, the boiler can be sited almost anywhere within a building.
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