Remeha Quinta Eco Plus passive flue gas heat recovery systems are providing energy-saving, environmentally-friendly heating and hot water at Cardiff University’s new flagship student accommodation development, Talybont Gate.

Nigel Griffin, project engineer at Cardiff University, specified six Quinta Eco Plus 115 heating and hot water systems as the affordable solution both to meeting the low carbon requirements and raised efficiencies required by Part L of the Building Regulations for new build developments, and to providing reliable comfort and warmth throughout the 179-bed, 6-storey building from its roof-top plant room.

The Quinta Eco Plus ‘super condensing’ heating and hot water system consists of the Remeha Quinta Pro, a fully-modulating, commercial condensing boiler, and the Eco Plus, a patented passive flue gas heat recovery device that recovers what would be otherwise wasted energy equivalent to up to 15% of the gross input. At Talybont Gate, the recovered energy is used efficiently to pre-heat the two 2,000l cylinders that supply domestic hot water to the 179 en-suite bathrooms.

For Mr Griffin, the specification of the Quinta Eco Plus systems is an important contributory factor in Talybont Gate’s forthcoming assessment for BREEAM ‘Excellent’ status. He commented: “I specified the Quinta Eco Plus at Talybont Gate as an affordable, quality solution for our flagship accommodation to provide reliable, low-carbon, energy-efficient heating and hot water with a rapid recovery time and good financial payback.”

The Quinta Eco Plus systems are the latest of many Remeha boilers to be installed at Cardiff University. Mr Griffin again said: “Remeha boilers are one of our boilers of choice at Cardiff University due to their high efficiency and reliability. Remeha boilers are popular with our maintenance team as they are familiar products, they are long-lasting, do a good job and are easy to maintain.”

The M & E contractor on the project was Lorne Stewart led by Mr Cyril Locke.