Liverpool John Moore University – Solar Water Heating

Liverpool John Moore University – Solar Water Heating

Solar Water Heating is the first choice for University

Project Details

  • 11,500m 2, 6 floor innovative learning accommodation for students.
  • Hot water requirement throughout the day for numerous hand wash basins, showers and several catering facilities.

An integrated solar thermal solution has been supplied to meet the high demand for hot water at Liverpool John Moore University’s New City Centre Redmond Building,

Building services engineer Matt Ganley oversaw the installation: “We suggested a solar hot water heating system to the university as the hot water load to the building was expected to be high and we needed to present an energy efficient, low NOX solution We also wanted to ensure the system would be resistant to legionella build-up.

Having worked with Lochinvar in the past and always found its products to be reliable, efficient and cost effective, its integrated solar water heating solution was our first choice.”

The integrated solution included the Lochinvar LSP20+flat plate solar water heating collectors; these feed the HSV Thermal Store which, in turn, provides pre-heated water to the EcoShieldtM gas-fired condensing water heater.

The Lochinvar HSV Thermal Store is able to combine multiple heat sources for the generation of pre-heated water for DHW supply. DHW storage within the Lochinvar HSV is minimal and under normal operating conditions its basic design will not allow the build-up of legionella bacteria. unlike other renewable preheat systems, the HSV does not require a pasteurisation regime, which can be a highly energy intensive process.