Kingston Uni goes with the river heat flow

Kingston University aims to install a river source heat pump to achieve a 35% reduction in emissions by 2020. The proposed renewable energy source at the Penrhyn Road campus would […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

Kingston University aims to install a river source heat pump to achieve a 35% reduction in emissions by 2020.

The proposed renewable energy source at the Penrhyn Road campus would harvest heat from the River Thames, upgrade it to a higher temperature and distribute it around the campus through a district heating network.

It is expected to save 856 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, equivalent to the emissions of 211 average households.

The river source heat pump can also be housed in existing buildings, keeping disruptive construction to a minimum.