Waste heat recovery from showers: Case study of a university sport facility in the UK

Kenneth Ip, Kaiming She

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Abstract

Recovery of waste water heat in the discharge from showers to preheat the incoming cold water has been promoted as a cost effective, energy efficient and low carbon design option. Its ability to reduce carbon emissions is recognised in the domestic Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) - the energy assessment tool in the UK for demonstrating compliance with the Building Regulation Part L for dwellings. Incentivised by its carbon-cost effectiveness, waste water heat recovery units have been incorporated in the newly constructed Falmer Sports Pavilion at the University of Brighton in the UK. This £2m sports development serving several football fields was completed in August 2015 providing eight first-rate changing and shower rooms for students, staff and external organisations. There are six shower rooms on the ground floor and two shower rooms on the first floor, each fitted with 5 or 6 thermostatically controlled shower units. Inline type of waste water heat recovery units are installed, each consisted of a copper pipe section wound by an external coil of smaller copper pipe through which the cold water is warmed and subsequently supplied to the shower mixers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Water Efficiency Conference 2016
Place of PublicationBath, United Kingdom
PublisherWater Efficiency Network, University of Bath
Pages114-121
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2016
EventProceedings of the Water Efficiency Conference 2016 - 7-9 September, Coventry UK
Duration: 25 Sep 2016 → …

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the Water Efficiency Conference 2016
Period25/09/16 → …

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    Ip, K., & She, K. (2016). Waste heat recovery from showers: Case study of a university sport facility in the UK. In Proceedings of the Water Efficiency Conference 2016 (pp. 114-121). Water Efficiency Network, University of Bath. http://www.watefnetwork.co.uk/files/default/resources/Conference2016/WatefCon2016_Proceedings.pdf