Sustainable Energy Solutions
Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
Culture & Heritage
Queen’s University, Bader International Study Centre
A 15th century moated castle with Elizabethan gardens, and home to the Bader International Study Centre.
The requirement was to reduce the annual oil bill of £70,000 by utilising a sustainable energy solution. Baystar carried out a detailed feasibility study, which established that given the high summer heat load, and the good thermal mass in the solid brick walls of the castle, utilising the moat as the heat source would provide an excellent return on investment.
Baystar installed a 120kW water source heat pump system to provide heat to the castle and associated university facilities.
A project of this size will earn c£25,000 per annum in Renewable Heat Incentive payments for 3 years, and the fuel cost saving will be approximately 35%.