Ormandy supports early stages of Code Level 3 housing development

Published:  10 November, 2010

Ormandy, off site construction, prefabrication
The key to low carbon emissions from a residential development in east London is the use of MiniBreeze heat-interface units from Ormandy in each dwelling connected to central plant.

A packaged plant room made offsite by Ormandy is playing a key role in the early stages of The Academy Central residential development on the site of the former University of East London in Barking. Taylor Wimpey, in partnership with London & Quadrant is building 936 residential units, a mixture of apartments and houses, to Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. The temporary plant room enables parts of the site to be occupied before the main energy centre is completed and which has been carefully designed to incorporate components such as boilers and pumps from the temporary plant room.

Community heating is at the centre of the Level 3 strategy, with each home being connected to the site-wide heating network by heat interface units. The homes completed so far use Ormandy MiniBreeze units.

The energy centre will include energy-efficient boilers, CHP engine and biomass. Its carbon-dioxide emissions will be 40% lower than required by the 2006 Building Regulations.

Robert Hunter, Mott MacDonald’s project manager on the scheme, comments, ‘This development is the first time we have used the MiniBreeze. It’s easy to set up and commission. It matches our design performance requirements, plus the installers have praised its simplicity to install. We shall continue to consider the MiniBreeze for future suitable projects.’

For more information on this story, click here:  Nov 2010, 133

comments powered by Disqus

Search

Welcome

Welcome to Modern Building Services Online, the web edition of Modern Building Services (MBS) journal and the UK's most popular Building Services engineering site. Modern Building Services covers the entire Building Services Engineering industry. This site contains archived content from the journal, plus web-specific content.

When you go to our digital edition, you can also access the archive of digital editions.
August 2017: DIGITAL EDITION
ARCHIVE OF DIGITAL EDITIONS

Modern Building services has a group
on Linkedin - join us!

Construction Week

Show

Jobs

  • Field Sales Executive

    Successful professional technical salesperson required to sell to consultants and contractors. Unique opportunity to sell ultra-low energy, patented technology, ventilation products from a UK manufacturer. ...

  • Property Surveyor

    Property Surveyor/ Building Service Surveyor needed to work within the Technical Services team for the management of water hygiene/ legionella risk within DCC's property portfolio. We are looking for an experienced and dynamic team member to join our T......

more jobs »

Poll

"Is the Building Services industry lagging behind in the implementation of BIM?"



Calendar