Deeside Leisure Centre
A multi-million pound project to improve the facilities at Deeside Leisure Centre and to reduce the overall energy consumption of the building. Colorcoat Renew SC® has helped the Centre to reduce operational costs, improve the building’s environmental performance and supply clean, fresh air to provide the optimum environment for occupancy comfort.
Refurbishment project that meets the sustainability challenge
The refurbishment team needed to identify and integrate a source of renewable energy that would be cost effective to install, and that would minimise energy consumption in the longer term. The solution was Colorcoat Renew SC®, installed as an additional skin onto an existing wall at the Leisure Centre.
Collector: 260m2 Colorcoat Prisma® in Slate Grey.
Client: Flintshire County Council
M&E contractor: Kimpton Building Systems
Cladding contractor: Lester Fabrications
System manufacturer: Tata Steel
Predicted financial payback: 10 years
Predicted energy saving: 110MWh/year
Improving the building’s environmental performance
The system uses 260m2 of Colorcoat Prisma® by Tata Steel in Slate Grey as the solar collector, combining inherent durability with superior absorption rates to feed ventilated air directly into the building. The pre-engineered control system helps the centre to maximise heating efficiency and ensure that the performance is optimised for this unique building.
The system is expected to provide 70MWh solar radiation and 40MWh reduction of thermal losses each year, equating to payback in less than 10 years.
Integrated source of renewable energy
The system will provide benefits to Deeside Leisure Centre for years to come and provides an excellent example of how buildings can meet the sustainability challenges faced by the existing UK building stock, and contribute to the overall drive for an energy efficient built environment.
Author: Lisa Wright Date Written: 15 May 2012