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Ecovision installs heat pump in college



Wyke 6th Form College builds one of the UK's largest 6th form centres

Key points
• Ground source heat pumps provide 325kW of heating and cooling
• Heat supplied from 50 x 112m bore holes
• Reversible heating and cooling through fan coils
• Passive cooling through underfloor system
• Wyke 6th Form College has one of the largest heat pump systems installed in a school in the UK, with a total of 325kW.

The installation was designed by the Ecovision design team to include four seperate heat pump units linked through a control system. The heat pumps are all Dimplex and include 1 75kW and 1 100kW for heating and passive cooling through an underfloor pipe system. There also 2 75kW reversible heat pumps operating the fan coil convectors via a heating and cooling battery.

The energy is supplied by 50 x 112m bore holes. The rugby pitch was cleared whilst the drilling took place, leaving the posts in place. The pitch will be ready for the next rugby season.


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15 Dec 2010

Great to use ground source when the opportunity is there but in normal situations the capital costs are very high. Air source are far easier to install and thus far cheaper, you are just paying for the pump not the excavation.


15 Dec 2010

Great to use ground source when the opportunity is there but in normal situations the capital costs are very high. Air source are far easier to install and thus far cheaper, you are just paying for the pump not the excavation.




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