Work is due to be completed shortly on 586,000 sq ft office development, situated
on a prominent City island site close to Moorgate and Liverpool Street. Solar Green
has recently completed the installation of a 750 tube Solar Hot Water system for
the 22 storey building, designed by Arup Associates.
The roof mounted Solar Hot Water system will contribute towards 20% of the buildings
energy being generated from on site Renewable Energy Sources. The Solar Hot Water
system has been integrated into the building design along with a Solar Photovoltaic
system and Biomass boiler to help achieve the 20% target. A growing number of new
developments within London require 20% of their energy to be generated by on-site
Renewable Energy as a condition of receiving planning permission.
The Solar Hot Water system constructed by Solar Green has been designed to generate
a significant proportion of the buildings hot water whilst being able to withstand
the high wind loadings anticipated at the 22nd level of this building. Solar Green
were selected by Balfour Kilpatrick as their specialist sub contractor to carry out
the construction of the Solar system which was manufactured by Viessmann of Germany.
The building developed by British Land Securities has been awarded the Green Award
by the Estates Gazette in recognition of the buildings green credentials which includes
rainwater harvesting, green roof space as well as the Renewable Energy.
It really demonstrates that the latest Renewable Energy systems can be practically
incorporated within a design to achieve big savings in Carbon even for commercial
buildings of this magnitude.
Solar Hot Water
Is the process of using daylight to generate heat from roof mounted collectors the
heat is then transferred to provide hot water. The technology has a very long heritage
which has been developed over decades and is proving to be an affordable means of
reducing a buildings energy demand and reducing its carbon footprint.
Is a UK leader in the design, construction and servicing of Solar based technology,
it’s experience in Solar energy can be traced back to 1996. This experience is widely
recognised in the industry and the company counts amongst it’s partners; Sharp, Schuco