Penrhyn Castle in Wales will host one of our demonstration sites which will go live later this year. Our team are currently conducting a monitoring campaign at the National Trust property to design a Drain Water Heat Recovery (DWHR) system before it can be installed.
On Tuesday March 12th Isabel, John, Prysor and Jan visited the property to discuss the installation of the DWHR technology. The chosen location for the installation is in the basement below the kitchen, and the design and monitoring is central to Jan's research.
Elgan Roberts, a project manager with the National Trust, met with the team and shared his thoughts on how the DWHR installation fits in the larger scheme of the heating system at Penrhyn Castle, and on their sustainability policy.
The current heating system was visited, a large biomass burner, and the data monitoring process was observed. It is clear that the availability of data is important to Elgan so that he can optimise the system. This type of information will be used as part of Isabel's research on the water and energy management at the property, where she will performing a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for Penrhyn Castle.
The next steps include designing the DWHR system in preparation for its installation and to conduct a survey of water and energy consumption at the castle and on its grounds.