- Client: Econergy, A British Gas Company
- Project: District Heating Upgrade – technical calculations and surveys
- Sustainable features:
- 461 properties over 4 blocks and a set of low rise plots
- 46,733 lifetime tCO2 saved
The Charleston heat network covers almost 500 homes, Calside Court, Hamilton Court, Rowan Court and Union Court high rise blocks, and seven maisonette blocks in Alice Street and Calside, and was installed when the properties were built in the 1960s.
CarbonPlan were engaged by Econergy, A British Gas Company, to support and we delivered the site surveys, technical energy assessments and carbon reporting that are required to draw the funding under the scheme.
Utilising our specialist knowledge we were able to maximise the carbon scoring and therefore the available funding for the project.
The external walls were to be insulated and the district heating system was to be upgraded with a state-of-art energy efficient communal biomass heating system containing two 500 kW biomass chip boilers with gas backup.
Through these improvements and the district heating scheme’s installation, residents are expected to use up to 30% less heat. By switching from a gas district heating system to a new low carbon biomass fuel system, carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced by more than 90%.
This multi-million pound investment is excellent news for people living in the Charleston area. The district heating system is well past its sell by date and this new system will mean warmer homes and lower bills for nearly 500 families.
They will also have much more control over their own heating. The new system and the external insulation have the added benefit of cutting the amount of greenhouses gases produced so the scheme helps the environment too.