ENER-G and Telereal Trillium have teamed up to help the Government save £90,000 a year through the use of CHP at a site in Leeds.
ENER-G say the installation of a CHP system at Quarry House in Leeds will help the occupiers, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Department of Health (DH) to save money and reduce annual carbon emissions, by over 430 tonnes with the high tech energy-saving system.
The 500 kW ENER-G CHP system, which produces 500kW of electricity and 568kW of heat, will transform the way the DWP and DH use heating and reduce carbon emissions by converting a single fuel into both electricity and heat in a single process at the point of use. It represents the first installation of its kind within DWP's portfolio and is designed to reduce energy consumption by up to 20 per cent at the site.
Richard Fountain, head of sustainability and climate change at DWP said: 'We are very proud of this installation and it is a highly rated example of the close working relationships within the government and with the service providers. We estimate net financial savings of around £90,000 a year and half a per cent contribution to DWP's overall carbon reduction target.'
Simon Phillips, energy environment director for Telereal Trillium said: 'Of all DWP's properties, Quarry House uses three per cent of the total energy across the estate. In terms of electricity consumption, this was more than £1,000 a day, so the new system will deliver real savings immediately on the DWP's energy costs.'