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Palestra Fuel Cell and Trigeneration Case Study

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Living with a fuel cell - case study on the first year of operation at the Palestra Building.

Presented by Andrew Stanton, Head of Sustainable Buildings,Transport for London

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Palestra Fuel Cell and Trigeneration Case Study

  1. 1. Palestra – Fuel Cell & Trigeneration Case Study 5th October 2010
  2. 2. Transport for London & the Greater London Authority
  3. 3. Group Property & Facilities • 3000+ commercial properties • Property • Operational Property support • Land acquisition • Developer liaison • Planning issues
  4. 4. Group Property & Facilities • 52 Head Office Buildings • Freehold, leasehold and serviced space • 240,000m2 • 27 catering facilities • Provision of FM across TfL
  5. 5. London’s daily CO2 emissions
  6. 6. Mayor’s CO2 Target for London – 60% by 2025 New build 5% Behavioural change 25% Decentralised 50% energy supply 20% Energy Efficiency 6 6
  7. 7. Palestra tri-generation case study • Optimising the design of retrofit CHP and making the business case • Overcoming the technical challenges of retrofit installations • Optimising and operating systems
  8. 8. Palestra – A sustainable fit out
  9. 9. The Palestra Building The brief... • Relocate and collocate 2500 staff • Reduce running costs • Minimise energy & water • Improve BREEAM to Excellent • Maximise on site energy • Maximise recycling • Payback within lease period • Improve cycling facilities
  10. 10. Design Development Units MWh Energy Demand Landlord Services Space Heating Electricity Usage 1094 2281 Domestic hot water 718 1 Heating 1. Assessment Of 1473 5479 Total Cooling 2 3 Building Energy Lights Electricity Usage 4 5 Demand 6 2. Dynamic Thermal 4584 modelling Equipment Electricity Usage 3. Map Energy efficiency changes 4. Specialist energy production software 5. Options assessment – develop business case!
  11. 11. Technology & Product Evaluation • Site visits • Fuel cell applications • CHP installations • CHP manufacturers
  12. 12. Design Development • Location of plant in basement • Integration of 100,000 litre thermal store • Integration with building systems • Technology assessment • Location of CHP, cooling tower on roof
  13. 13. Specification 500kW Absorption Chiller + 200kW Fuel Cell CHP + Absorption Chiller 834kW Combined Heat and Power engine + 75m3Thermal Storage Tank Combined Heat and Power engine
  14. 14. Public Display Energy Centre & Display Thermal store
  15. 15. Public display • Showcases applicability of fuel cells to built environment • Live display of buildings performance to public • Simple view of how systems work • Demonstrates TfL and GLA approach to sustainability 15
  16. 16. Trigeneration installation Absorption Chiller Cooling Tower Fuel Cell Thermal Store Existing Chillers Existing Boilers CHP
  17. 17. Construction • Fit out of basement • Roof installation • Installation of pipework • Onsite manufacture • Space!
  18. 18. Construction • Delivery positioning of Fuel Cell • Fire officer and insurance approval • Thermal Store delivery & installation • Integration with utility company • Road closures
  19. 19. Mechanical overview
  20. 20. Optimisation
  21. 21. Public realm • Fuel cell commissioned Spring 2009 • Trigen commissioned summer 2009 • launched by Deputy Mayor Feb 2010 • CHPQA certified June 2010
  22. 22. Palestra – The results • 2500 staff relocated • Increased occupant satisfaction • Improved productivity • Flexible, modern workspace • BREEAM Excellent • Beating benchmarks - power & water • Very high recycling rates • Record number of cyclists
  23. 23. Public display

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