In Ground Source Heating and Cooling systems and other Groundwater services.
With over 10 years experience in ground source heat pumps, Carbon Zero Consulting is the perfect choice to guide you through your renewable project, be it a small closed loop or a large commercial open loop project.
Carbon Zero Consulting provide a full range of field services for ground source heating and cooling projects as well as supervision of drilling and testing boreholes for water supply, contaminated land and environmental monitoring
Distinctive and Practical Methods
As a small, specialist company we are able to respond rapidly to our client’s needs and objectives to provide personalised and independent guidance. We take pride in implementing pragmatic solutions using in-house expertise and a network of renowned associate consulting engineers and scientists that has taken over 30 years to build!
About Carbon Zero ConsultingCarbon Zero Consulting consists of a small team of highly experienced and specialised Engineers and Earth scientists. We have been working within the renewable energy sector longer than most and are well known in the renewable energy and hydrogeology ‘pond’!
We are here to help you with the specification and installation of renewable energy and water supply systems. You will find us very easy and straightforward to deal with. We will try never to confuse you with jargon and will work with you in an open, ethical and environmentally sensitive manner.
Carbon Zero Consulting case studies
Renewable heating system concept design
5-Star Resort Hotel and Spa
To provide concept, borehole designs and regulatory approval for a borehole water supply and 1MW of heating via a GSHP system
Yorkshire, for a new build, 5-Star resort hotel and spa
A few! Including, drilling in high-pressure (85psi) artesian aquifer
- One borehole drilled for water supply for entire Hotel/Spa
- Two boreholes for groundwater abstraction and injection, drilled 400m apart, providing groundwater for 1MW open-loop GSHP.
Large producer/exporter of lamb products, Shropshire
To develop a concept, borehole design and regulatory approval for a borehole water supply to provide the full requirement of the facility.
Further feasibility assessment for 300kW GSHP system.
To develop a borehole water supply for a facility located adjacent to a river upon ‘Terrace gravel’ deposits.
Second project phase to consider using groundwater for a GSHP system to provide site-wide hot process water.
- One borehole drilled for water supply of up to 200m3/day
- Further boreholes being considered to provide groundwater for 300kW open-loop GSHP system for hot water production.
GSHP systems; poultry, greenhouses & agricultural producers
To provide renewable (GSHP) heating to very large areas of soft fruit polytunnel and poultry facilities.
GSHP systems preferred to biomass due to preferential RHI tariff, zero on-site combustion & emissions and potential for passive cooling.
Soil thermal conductivity survey of land area to be used for ground-array
Using results of survey and system heating/cooling data, model heat exchange pipe length, layout and pressure/flow characteristics
Heat pump selection and performance specification
- Detailed soil survey followed by ‘GLHEPRO’ modelling of pipe array and system pressure/pumping characteristics
- Heat pump selection based on heat/cool duties
- Review of borehole and open-loop options
County Council building, Nottingham
To review existing heating/cooling systems & options for upgrade.
Review viability of water-source-heat-pump (WSHP) to replace or augment 1MW gas boilers
Assess technical and financial feasibility, options and paybacks
- Aging heat distribution system & ability to interface with Low or High temperature heat pumps
- Closed or open loop river heat exchange selection and design?
- River water peak high and low temperatures
- Environment Agency Regulation
- Open loop abstraction/discharge with low temperature heat pump system and planned significant refurbishment of heat distribution system
- EA licence, discharge permit & work in flood-plain consents in progress
Large new-build school, Cheshire
To provide concept, borehole designs and regulatory approval for a borehole water supply and 1.4MW of heating via a GSHP system
Cheshire, new-build school: heating, cooling and water supply
Client unfamiliar with GSHP technology. Significant testing and analysis of options required. Environment Agency regard aquifer a ‘closed’ to consumptive abstraction
- Testing of 2 very large existing unused public water supply boreholes
- Cost/benefit analysis of GSHP system
- EA negotiation over additional aquifer water availability
- Develop designs for a combined water supply/GSHP system
Heat Storage Design, de Montfort University
A survey was performed on their novel inter-seasonal heat storage concept called an Earth Energy Bank (EEB).
The EEB allows heat from PVT solar panels to be stored in the ground via shallow boreholes and withdrawn as required for space heating via a heat pump. This is intended to allow a well-insulated house to be heated and powered entirely from renewable energy as the house also generates electricity from the same solar panels. To understand the heat flow in the EEB, there is a need to monitor soil temperature and thermal conductivity at different depths to establish a baseline profile of the EEB.
- A full soil thermal conductivity test has been carried out on the proposed site of the Earth Energy Bank.
- The test provided very accurate readings of both temperature and soil thermal conductivity at depths of 0.5m 1.0m 1.5m and 2.0m throughout the body of the intended volume of the EEB.
Carbon Zero Consulting testimonials
Lydney Estate, GloucestershireRobert Frankton, Smiths Gore Rural Property
Nirvana Spa, Berkshire
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