Building 462

Building 462, Harwell, Campus Didcot

By the use of air source heat pumps (ASHP), Temperature Control installed energy efficient systems to provide comfort conditions to the staff (including domestic hot water services), along with a considerable saving in operational costs compared to traditional systems.

  • Building 462

Project Overview

ASHP was selected using Daikin’s VRV heat recovery systems to accommodate the two storey office, board room and training facility, offering high levels of energy efficiency throughout.

Denco close control systems were selected to provide the required temperature and humidity levels for secure paper document storage which was critical to ensure the documents did not degrade over time.

A further ASHP provided all the hot water to the staff welfare facilities via a low temperature Altherma model to ensure best possible energy efficiency. Installation was audited as part of Temperature Control’s annual assessment for the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) and received praise from the assessor (BRE) and helped secure Temperature Control’s MCS certification for 2012 to 2013.

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Project Details

Temperature Control provided the specialist heating and cooling equipment at a new office development. The key challenges were to provide energy efficient operation in the office space and public areas and to maintain an environment to store critical paper documents in a secure archive store. This was achieved using a combination of air source heat pumps and close control air conditioning.


Project Description

Air source heat recovery Daikin VRV units were used to provide simultaneous heating and cooling to the new office accommodation. A close control was designed and installed to the document store to maintain a constant temperature and humidity to create a safe environment for document storage. To provide hot water demands of the WCs and kitchen areas, a Daikin Altherma air source heat pump was installed.