City Legacy Homes

2014 Commonwealth Games - CHP Energy Centre & District Heating

Executive Summary

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.

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    £9.5m contract value
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    28km district heating network
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    704 homes supplied
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    95% carbon reduction from energy scheme

Project Overview

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.

Our Solution

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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.

Solution detail

The Energy Centre at the Athletes' Village shows the way forward for sustainable living in Glasgow, with reduced carbon emissions and lower heating bills making this new neighbourhood something for other developments to aspire to. The connection to the Emirates Arena will make the system even more efficient. This is another example of the preparations for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games leaving us a legacy, in this case making Glasgow a greener city

Bailie Cameron, Glasgow City Council

Key Benefits

2014 Commonwealth Games

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