Project NameEvaporative Cooling Installation     
Project LocationCanolfan Rheidol, Aberystwyth
Contract PeriodFebruary 2014 to March 2014
Project Start Date (on site)03/02/2014
Practical Completion10/03/2014
Contract Value£42,600
Type of WorkRetrofit
Construction ProductOffice – Open Plan
ArchitectPaul Williams, Ceredigion County Council
Electrical EngineerLiam Williams, Ceredigion County Council
Mechanical EngineerSteven Fincham, Ceredigion County Council
Planning SupervisorRichard Duggan, Ceredigion County Council
Main ContractorJim Jackson, Celsius Design Limited
Building ControlRichard Stephens, Ceredigion County Council
Project Overview

Evaps-ductworkThis project was developed in line with the Authority’s new Carbon Management Plan 2012/13 – 2016/17, which was prepared in collaboration with the Carbon Trust. The Plan was approved by Cabinet in July 2013, and also submitted to the Thriving Communities and Scrutiny Committee in October 2013. The building has a gross internal area of 6,866 m2 and accommodates up to 475 staff members in a primarily open plan office space. Energy usage within the building had been slowly increasing since it opened in September 2009, partly due to an increase in staff numbers, but also an increase in the use of IT and electrical equipment. A detailed analysis of the building’s extensive sub-metering, identified that the server rooms were consuming almost a third of the site’s energy usage – in particular the ammonia chillers that provided cold water to the air conditioning units which cooled them. As a result of these findings, we looked at alternative forms of cooling and found that evaporative cooling would provide the required solution.

Ceredigion County Council – Evaporative Cooling Installation

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