A new type of HFC-134a based hybrid chiller heat pump has been selected to provide simultaneously heating and cooling for the Kingston College’s new Creative Industries Centre in London.
Delivering a cooling capacity of 105kW, and a heating capacity of 83kW, the R-410A based chiller has separate heat exchangers for chilled and hot water production that are connected separately to their respective hot and chilled circuits by dedicated pipe work.
To achieve optimal performance, the system combines a sophisticated control system, a high efficiency heat pump chiller, a heat recovery system that automatically balances simultaneous cooling and heating demands, optimizing total energy use and heat recovery within the multi-compartment building.
The three-storey state-of-the art facility houses the colleges programmes in art and design, fashion, photography, music and games design.
Source: The ACR journal