Liverpool University halls to go green

A contract has been awarded to build a sustainable energy centre at Liverpool University. Vital Energi will install the £1.5 million low carbon Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant at the university’s new halls […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

A contract has been awarded to build a sustainable energy centre at Liverpool University.

Vital Energi will install the £1.5 million low carbon Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant at the university’s new halls of residence.

Greenbank Student Village is around three miles away from the main campus and will provide energy for its 1,300 students with six boilers, two CHP plants and eight thermal stores.

The project will be acoustically insulated to ensure it runs as quietly as possible and avoids disruption to the students living close by.

Mike Worrall, Contracts Manager for Vital Energi, said: “The university has a clear commitment to ensuring noise from the energy centre doesn’t disturb the students as they live, sleep and study at Greenbank Residences.

“Our designers were able to create a solution which, not only ensures all plant related noise will be mitigated but will also see low carbon energy generated for decades to come.”

The main part of the project is scheduled for completion in February 2017.