Vital Energi is helping the City of Glasgow to make the 2014 Commonwealth Games the greenest games ever. This will aid the city in its ambition target to cut carbon emissions by 30 per cent before 2020.
Delivering all the heating and hot water to the development, the system comprises a 28km buried network of Vital Energi’s pre-insulated pipes. It supplies the 704 homes in the Athletes’ Village, the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome (formerly the National Indoor Sports Arena and Velodrome) and a 120-bed care home.
To ensure the site remains sustainable for years to come, the energy centre has been future proofed to include capacity for an additional CHP engine, boiler and thermal store in order to accommodate connection to the 750 homes planned for the Legacy Phase of the development.