- Client: npower & West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative
- Project: Biomass District Heating
- Sustainable features:
- Heat network to address fuel poverty
- 543 properties over 10 blocks
- 74,266 lifetime tCO2 saved
The West Whitlawburn Community oversaw a new £1.5 million biomass energy system installed to provide heat and hot water to 543 high and low rise properties.
CarbonPlan delivered the site surveys, technical energy assessments and carbon reporting that are required to draw the funding under the scheme. Using our specialist knowledge we were able to maximise the carbon scoring and therefore the available funding for the project.
Each property will be connected to the heating network via a Hydraulic Interface Unit, with the inefficient electric storage space heating system replaced with radiators, high efficiency pipework will provide low temperature heat distribution system with variable flow.
The scheme features an efficient biomass boiler. The Energy Centre heats water through a biomass (wood chip) fueled 740kW boiler which is then pumped around the district heating network. The boiler operates in conjunction with a 50,000 litre thermal store.
The scheme provides lifetime carbon savings of over 74,000 tonnes of CO2 and residents will save over 20% on their heating and hot water bills.
The new biomass district heating scheme is a true community energy project. We will be building a new energy centre which will provide domestic heat and hot water to 543 local households, made up of 432 multi-storey flats in six tower blocks and 111 low rise flats in 14 tenement closes.