Aston University, Birmingham
Aston University benefits from low carbon heating provided by The Birmingham District Energy Scheme. The Scheme is owned and operated by ENGIE working in partnership with Birmingham City Council. It features tri-generation, producing heat, electricity and chilled water, making use of highly efficient large-scale CHP technology, using conventional boilers for ‘top up’, standby and increased resilience.
Other buildings connected to the scheme include: Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham Council House, Town Hall, National Indoor Arena & International Convention Centre. Current capacities are 60MW of heat, 4.9MW cooling and 6.7 MWe of CHP. The scheme saves users 12,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum. The scheme won not only the Partners in Expert Services Award in the PFM 2011 Awards but was also voted Overall Winner 2011 (‘best of the best') by the judges.