South Lanarkshire Schools, UK
Need: Comfort cooling with as little air movement as possible, a high degree of energy efficiency and low draught displacement.
Solution: Fläkt Woods’ EU air handling units and chillers.
Energy efficient HVAC solutions for the South Lanarkshire Schools
Fläkt Woods has been awarded a contract by AMEC/FES to supply energy efficient HVAC solutions and the fan package for the South Lanarkshire Schools £352.2 million Public Finance Initiative (PFI) project in Scotland. This is the largest PFI project so far in the education sector in Scotland.
Fläkt Woods -supplier to seven new schools in Scotland
Fläkt Woods is initially supplying 7 schools in the South Lanarkshire region in Scotland. The contract involves the construction and facilities management of seventeen new and two refurbished secondary schools for South Lanarkshire Council.
HVAC for new schools is a complex mixture of requirements. A critical factor in specific areas is comfort cooling, with as little air movement as possible, a high degree of energy efficiency and low draught displacement.
Meeting special requirements
To this end, Fläkt Woods technicians proposed a specific range of the company’s products. This includes the EU air handlers with high efficiency fans delivering lowSFP’s. The EU units feature run-around coils and plate heat-exchanger heat recovery systems. For the ceiling voids Fläkt Woods’ Voidpackair handling units were selected.
Fläkt Woods is also supplying chillers which are designed for high efficiency at part load as well as at peak load to minimise the overall annual energy consumption. In educational establishments, cooling water is needed during periods of the year when the outdoor temperature is low. By installing a chiller with a free cooling circuit, it is possible to cool the water without running the compressors, which saves a considerable amount of energy, reducing wear and maintenance costs.
Linden Shuttleworth, Systems Segment Manager said "We are providing the complete HVAC package for the new schools. Our products were accepted for their exclusive environmental properties and because, as a Company, we can provide a range of precision pro-ducts that meet every requirement of the contract".