Evaporative cooling for London university has low carbon emissions

Published:  12 October, 2009

EcoCooling
Low-carbon cooling for Fyvie Hall at the University of Westminster is provided by EcoCooling evaporative cooling.

EcoCooling evaporative cooling has solved overheating problems at the University of Westminster with a much lower carbon footprint and using less than 20% of the energy that would have been required by a conventional air-conditioning system. Two EcoCoolers and an extraction system were installed to provide cooling for Fyvie Hall and its associated board room.

Fyvie Hall is a listed building dating back to 1912. It hosted the first public viewing of a motion picture and is now used for education and conferences — with a capacity of up to 150 people. The design of the cooling system had to comply with the constraints associated with a Grade 1 listed building.

Two side-discharge EcoCoolers and an extraction system were installed to provide cooling for both rooms. Existing ventilation ducts and openings were used. The air-supply fans were installed with sound attenuation upstream and downstream to meet local restrictions and achieve NC40 indoors.

A combined thermostat and humidistat in each room controls temperature with a maximum relative humidity.

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