Heat-recovery VRV air conditioning for London Bioscience Innovation Centre

Published:  19 February, 2006

Phase 3 of the London Bioscience Innovation Centre, comprising 23 new office suites with adjoining laboratories, are fully air conditioned by five Daikin VRVII heat-recovery systems.

Heat recovery is achieved by diverting heat from indoor units in cooling mode to areas requiring heating. Heating and cooling loads are balanced, enabling compressors to operate at power levels 40 to 45% lower than the norm.

The centre was founded in 2001. It is part of The Royal Veterinary College and is located on the Camden campus, providing state-of-the-art incubator and Containment Level 2 laboratory facilities to fledgling biotechnology companies and more established organisations.

This latest phase comprises high-grade facilities on five floors, fully air conditioned via 36 Daikin FBQ fan-coil units concealed in false ceilings and ducted to ceiling diffusers in each room and served by five VRVII units on the roof.

Fresh air is supplied from new air-handling plant, with LPHW for office perimeter heating provided by five new modular boilers.

The total cooling/heating load is 185/208 kW.

Monitoring and regulation is provided by a Daikin intelligent touch controller, with some control of temperature in each office and laboratory provided by room-mounted room controllers.

The equipment was installed by Daikin approved dealer Burwell Mechanic Services on a design-and-build basis.



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.
October 2018: DIGITAL EDITION

ARCHIVE OF DIGITAL EDITIONS

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

BESA conference 2018

Show

Jobs

  • Senior Building Services Engineer

      Invitations are invited from experienced Building Services Engineers to assist in the development of a new division within an established professional practice. The projects will be predominantly with Defence-related and Government establishments but w......

  • Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) Engineer

      Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Imperial has one of the largest and most diverse university estate portfolios in......

  • Engineering Technical Assistant

      Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Imperial has one of the largest and most diverse university estate portfolios in......

more jobs »

Poll

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



Calendar