Vital Clients Make Up Hat Trick of Finalists
We are delighted to announce that three of our clients have made it onto the shortlists at the Association for Decentralised Energy’s (ADE) Annual Awards, which this year will celebrate not only recent successes, but will also honour some of the most outstanding projects of the last decade.
The three projects which have made the shortlist are:
The Guardbridge Biomass Energy Centre & District Heating Network – Public Sector category in the Visionary Project Award.
The University of St Andrews is targeting to become the first University in the UK to be carbon neutral for energy. Working with Vital Energi, the first major step in achieving this vision was to install a 6.5MW biomass energy centre in Guardbridge and connect it to 41 buildings in the North Haugh University Campus in St Andrews via a 23km district heating network. The result: a reduction of over 6,000 tonnes of CO2 each year, some 20% of the University’s total emissions.
King’s Cross - Homes & Communities Project of the Decade
King’s Cross, is Europe’s largest and most prestigious urban regeneration project. A flagship development not just in terms of its size, but also its message for the future – a community where sustainable living sets an example for many years to come.
The project is unique as Metropolitan King’s Cross Ltd are delivering a complete utility and energy solution. The heat solution, a scalable District Energy Network, was delivered through a partnership between Metropolitan and Vital Energi, which enabled the creation of a future-proof sustainable communit
The Natural History Museum – Public Sector Project of the Decade
Cynergin, Vital Energi and the Natural History Museum worked together to create the Trigeneration scheme serving the iconic Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. Last year marked the 10th anniversary and the project continues to exceed its guaranteed savings delivering £11.4million and 15,559 of CO2 in savings so far.
Marketing Manager, Abby Whitelock commented, “It’s fantastic that the ADE have recognised that projects which have been installed for a number of years deserve to win awards. The ADE are one of the first to do this as awards are usually given to recently completed projects. This year’s shortlist has some fantastic projects and, as always, the awards promise to be a great advertisement for the successful development and growth of the decentralised energy market.”