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Emissions slashed by bio-mass boiler

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Building services and facilities management provider Inviron has delivered a fully tested and commissioned mechanical and electrical (M&E) design and build package for Phase 1 of the new Westgate Plaza development in Barnsley
Part of the contract involved Inviron’s Building Systems Manchester business overseeing the installation of a bio-mass boiler, which works by burning either wood pellets or chips stored in a purpose made fuel storage bunker.
The fuel is transferred from the bunker to the boiler by means of an auger and all the ash produced from the burnt wood is collected in a purpose made container.
The main benefits of the bio-mass boiler are the dramatic cuts in carbon dioxide emissions, which are virtually zero compared to a traditional gas fired system, and savings in energy costs.
As well as this boiler, Inviron has also installed a rainwater recovery system, which collects water for the flushing of all toilets within the development, reducing water usage.
Rainwater is collected on the roof and distributed via a syphonic guttering system that discharges it into a 30,000-litre storage tank. From here it is distributed throughout the building to supply all the toilets.
Inviron completed the base build installation and as a result was appointed to carry out the extensive remodelling works required to present the client with this facility.
The full contract included mechanical works; LPHW heating, domestic hot water, potable boosted water, natural gas services, ventilation, comfort cooling, above ground drainage, BMS system.
The electrical works involved power and lighting, CCTV & access control, lightning protection, fire alarm, intruder alarm, IT, data and WIFI, earthing and bonding and external barriers while the specialist work included the bio mass boiler, rain water recovery and lighting control system.

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