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09 July 2018

The Benefits of the Use of Combined Heat and Power Plants

At J.V.Tierney & Co, we have extensive experience in the implementation of sustainable design techniques that make buildings more energy efficient and less impactful on the environment. Since 1948, we have been helping our clients by providing high quality building design services for better performing buildings that cost much less to maintain and operate.


Our electrical and mechanical engineers employ the current industry techniques, using the innovations in sustainable design. One of these innovative techniques comes in the form of Combined Heat and Power Plants (CHPs). CHPs offer a number of benefits, which is why they are so useful in building services engineering.


The Benefits

The first advantage of the CHP is that it offers the facility to create an independent supply of energy, as well as the reuse of the heat that is generated in the process. This makes the system significantly more fuel efficient and enables the building using it to rely much less on the national electrical grid for its power.


The yield for this kind of system is far greater than that offered by other renewable energy technologies, such as photovoltaic cells, biomass boilers and ground source heat pumps. It also allows for far less frequent use of comparatively expensive backup systems, like gas boilers.


Rockbrook Sandyford Phase 2
An example of its use can be seen at the Rockbrook Sandyford Residential project, where our engineers employed centrally controlled CHP systems, which were used to meet Part L Building Regulations requirements. This technology saves a huge amount of energy across the development which was in its 2nd phase of completion. You can see full details of the mechanical, electrical and sustainable design services we provided for this project by following this link http://bit.ly/2JMIH1c.


If you would like to know more about sustainable design technology, and what it could do for your next building project, take a look at our website www.jvtierney.ie, where you’ll find everything you need to know and a number of examples of our past work. Alternatively, if you’d like a chat with one our expert team, call us now on 01 421 4900.