United Kingdom - Northamptonshire

Corby Enterprise Center

Details

Corby Enterprise Centre is an incubator office and studio development operated by Corby Borough Council (local municipal authority) of circa 3500m2 with 50+ different tenants but a single BMS and existing energy monitoring system. It is a BREEAM Excellent building built in 2010 with a small amount of thermal solar panels but scope to install addition systems if funded by a project to do so. The existing energy monitoring system would be adapted to support the demonstration element of the RE-COGNITION project.

Corby Innovation Hub is also controlled by Corby Borough Council. The existing energy monitoring system would be adapted to support the demonstration element of the RE-COGNITION project.

Electric Corby is currently constructing 47 new residential buildings with PV-T panels and heat pumps. The development includes a shared array on the roof of a block of 16 apartments. A total of 5510m2 of residential accommodation is under construction. Relevant technical equipment comprises of the three main components of the renewable heating system in these homes: the PV-T panels (photovoltaic-thermal), the Earth Energy Bank, and the Heat Pump. The project takes generated heat energy and stores this underground. The stored heat is then withdrawn from the Earth Energy bank for use within the building via a heat pump, which raises the temperature to a level that can be used for space heating and domestic hot water. This renewable heat system will be monitored by the CHESS-SETUP project.

Technologies to be validated

  • ACEME - Automated Cognitive Energy Management Engine
  • BE-PLATO - Building Energy Plant planning Tool
  • iGateway
  • VAWT - Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

Indicative scenarios

  • Optimised control of geothermal-based heat pumps through the ACEME prototype (at one of the available residential houses) through finding the optimal combination of the outlet water temperature from the ground heat exchangers (GHEs) and the source-side water flow rate circulating through the GHEs that minimises the total energy consumption.
  • Validation of Integration Platform through a simulation environment with real data gathered from homes equipped with geothermal heat pumps and BESS.