District heating schemes are pretty rare in this country but can deliver exceptional results as has been proved by the recent refurbishment work undertaken on a 336 home scheme in Dundee – The Dallfield Community Energy Saving Project.
The four multi-storey buildings that comprise this development underwent a comprehensive refurbishment which saw them benefit from – amongst other upgrades – a new energy efficient heating system.
Dundee City Council appointed McGill as the principal contractor to undertake this work and they in turn selected various partners, including Grundfos Pumps, to work closely with them to deliver the best solution. A fact that has been endorsed by the project winning two prestigious awards for the excellent results the redevelopment subsequently delivered.
Grundfos were delighted to play their role in the scheme and they provided the energy centre with five Grundfos energy efficient TPED Series 1000 circulator pumps that operate at the very heart of the system and are the ideal choice for this type of application. A fact that has been proven by the results that have been achieved since the upgrade was completed.
The outcome was expected to deliver 30% savings but with residents advising as much as a 50% saving on their fuel bills, the results speak for themselves. We are all aware of the need to save energy, but saving people from energy poverty lifts this scheme to a whole new level, little wonder it has attracted so much positive attention.