In practice: University of Northampton's onsite biomass energy centre

By District Energy posted 09-15-2017 10:29

  

George Ogleby, Edie Newsroom

Summary

A state-of-the-art new campus at the University of Northampton has embraced a renewable energy solution through a £6.5m energy centre which incorporates woodchip biomass boilers and a combined heat and power (CHP) system.

The development at the University’s new £330m Waterside campus has required the regeneration of a brownfield site, into an environmentally friendly campus that will provide state-of-the-art academic facilities for 15,000 students.

The University, in partnership with clean energy provider Vital Energi, saw an opportunity to boost its sustainability credentials by providing students at the University of Northampton with heating and hot water generated by a CO2-saving onsite energy centre.

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