IES Consulting performed an energy masterplanning feasibility study for the regeneration of Queens Quay in the Clydebank region of Glasgow.
The focus of the assessment undertaken by IES was to investigate the potential for a Water Source Heat Pump positioned in the quay itself, sourcing renewable energy from the River Clyde basin.
The Queens Quay development is transforming the former John Brown’s shipyard. The plans for the 23 hectare site, include a major residential development, retail, commercial, leisure, a new health centre and care home. The site also includes 4 existing buildings; Clydebank College, the Titan Enterprise Business Centre, Aurora House council offices, and the new Clydebank Leisure Centre.
IES quantified an early stage estimate of the heating demand, domestic hot water demand and cooling demand for all the existing and proposed buildings. Results were provided for each block and the overall site for every half hour. These half-hourly loads profiles were needed to size the Water Source Heat Pump operation, and prove such a system was feasible on the site.
IES also took the analysis further and performed the same energy masterplanning appraisal against potential future climate scenarios for 2020 and 2050. This demonstrated to the development team the range for potential fluctuations in heating and cooling energy demand based on the trend of a warmer outdoor climate.
The IES analysis enabled the client to validate the proposal for the entire development to be serviced by a water-sourced district heating system and take forward funding plans with West Dunbartonshire Council and the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme to create Scotland’s first major district heating network.