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                            surface heating and cooling solutions                                                                     Issue 03 2008


                                         heating &
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                     new sustainable solutions          issue 03 | 2008
           Stunning New trend is clearly towards environmentally sustainable
                  The current                                                      be built. Both providing financial benefits to the scheme. Raised
                   Creations
           Kitchenbuilding methods and this is hardly surprising given that        computer floors can be utilised for services and also for air
                  environmentally friendly designs have also proven to be the most
           Showroom                                                                plenums.
           IN THIS ISSUE: INNOVATIVE COUNCIL OFFICES | B&Q FLAGSHIP STORE | NEWS FROM SCOTLAND
                     cost effective.
                                                                                         The velta systems operate close to room temperature and have a
                                                                                                                                                 Issue 03 2008

velta to provide new
                     From October 2008 all commercial properties shall have Energy       high degree of self regulation. The low water temperatures for
                     Performance Certificates (EPC’s) which are designed to encourage    heating (25ºC-30ºC) and high temperature for cooling (16ºC-20ºC)
                     greater energy efficiency in the UK.                                make the system compatible with most forms of renewable energy



velta and Bison to provide
                                                                                         sources, producing optimum efficiency with heat pumps and
                  Property developers and more importantly the financial institutions    ground heat exchangers.




new sustainable solutions
sustainablesolutions
                  investing in the buildings will demand energy efficient buildings
                  which will be cheaper for tenants to run and consequently a more
                  viable proposition to let, reducing vacant time. Property experts
                  are stating that although an air conditioned office has been the
                  norm, it is at odds with today’s green agenda. Owners and
                  builders of large new office schemes are now becoming focused
                  on constructing sustainable and energy-efficient buildings.
 The current trend is clearly towards environmentally sustainable                        be built. Both providing financial benefits to the scheme. Raised
                   is clearly towards environmentally not just restricted to
The current trend This philosophy and legislation is obviously sustainable               built. Both providing financial benefits to the scheme. Raised
 building methods and this is hardly surprising given that                               computer floors can be utilised for services and also for air
                   and but is hardly surprising given that
building methods officesthis applies to schools, universities, warehouses, health        computer floors can be utilised for services and also for air
 environmentally care and in fact any other new proven be the most
                   friendly designs have also proven
environmentally friendly designs have also building. toto be the most                    plenums.
                                                                                         plenums.
 cost effective.
cost effective.
                   velta has provided
                   solutions for more
                                                                                         The velta systems operate close to room temperature and have
                                                                                         The velta systems operate close to room temperature and have a
  From October 20081,000 buildings
From October 2008 all all commercial properties shall have Energy
                   than                                                                  high degree of self regulation. The low water temperatures for
                                                                                         a high degree of self regulation. The low watertemperatures for
  Performance Certificates in
commercial properties shall(EPC’s) which are designed to encourage
                   and installed have                                                    heating (25ºC-30ºC) and high temperature for cooling (16ºC-20ºC)
                                                                                         heating (25ºC-30ºC) and high temperature for cooling (16ºC-20ºC)
  greater energy efficiency in the UK.
EnergyPerformance Certificates m²
                   excess of 3 million                                                    Many the benefits compatible with most forms renewable energy
                                                                                         make the systemcompatible with most velta ofof
                                                                                         make othersystem are also associated with theformscontecrenewable energy
(EPC’s) which areof the velta contec
                    designed                                                              system. The use of thermal mass can result in a
                                                                                                                                          with heat the
                                                                                         sources, producing optimum efficiency reduction of pumps and
                                                                                         sources, producing optimum efficiency with heat pumps and
                   system which is                                                        peak loads, as these can be transferred outside periods of
   encourage greater and within importantly the financial institutions
toProperty developersenergy the
                   embedded more
                                                                                         ground heat exchangers.
                                                                                         ground heat exchangers. compared to traditional forced
                                                                                          occupancy. The low air movement
efficiency in the UK.
                   buildings will demand energy efficient buildings
  investing in the concrete structure to                                                 air systems eliminates draughts and noise issues. Low
                   provide for
  which will be cheaper this tenants to run and consequently a more                      maintenance, reductions in CO2 emissions and savings in both
  viable developers and more
Propertyproposition to let, reducing vacant time. Property experts
                   sustainable and                                                       investment and operational costs are further factors to support the
                   energy institutions
importantly the financialefficient air conditioned office has been the
  are stating that solution for the heating and cooling of modern buildings.
                   although an
                                                                                         use of the system.
investing in the buildings will demand energy efficient buildings
   norm, it is at odds with today’s green agenda. Owners and                             A sample cellular unit has been built at Bison’s new £30 million
which will be cheaper for tenants to run and consequently a more
   builders of largeThe precast partnership with Bison can offer optimum use of
                      new office schemes are now becoming focused                        state of the art plant at Swadlincote to demonstrate the flexibility
                     to let, reducing vacant time. embedding pipes to are
viable propositionconcrete’s inherent thermal mass by Property experts carry             of incorporating the velta precast system into the walls, floors and
                     sustainable and cooling in thehas buildings.
   on constructingwater for heating and energy-efficientbeen the of multi-storey
stating that although an air conditioned office concrete floors norm, it                 ceilings of the Bison Hollow Core and Cross Wall Units.
                     and legislation the entire structural builders of Bison
is This philosophybuildings, activating is obviously not just restricted to
   at odds with today’s green agenda. Owners andmass. With the large
   offices but applies areCore and Bison Cross Wallwarehouses,walls and
                    Hollow schools, universities, system,constructing
new office schemes to now becoming focused on floors, health                             Working together, velta and Bison can provide a bespoke solution
                    ceilings can be activated.                                           for a building’s heating and cooling requirement, right from the
   care and and energy-efficient building.
sustainablein fact any other newbuildings. This philosophy and                           design concept through to the site installation and commissioning
legislation is obviously not just restricted to offices but applies to
                    The design of activated exposed soffits eliminates the requirement   of the system. A complete service.
   velta has provideddeep suspended health care and in fact any other
schools, universities, warehouses, ceilings which reduces the ultimate height of
                    for
   solutions for multi
new building. more storey buildings or allows additional occupied floor space to                    For further information, please email: s.kaye@velta-uk.com
                                                                                                                               or daniel.westgate@bison.co.uk
  than 1,000 buildings
velta has provided solutions for more than 1,000 buildings and
  and installed in
  excess of 3 million 3 million m2 of the velta contec system
installed in excess of m²                                                 Many other benefits are also associated with the velta contec
                                                                           Many other benefits are also associated with the velta contec
  of the embedded
which is velta contecwithin the concrete structure to provide this         system. The use of thermal mass can result a a reduction
                                                                          system. The use of thermal mass can result in in reduction of of the
sustainable and is
  system which    energy efficient solution for the heating and cooling    peak loads, as as these can transferred outside periods of
                                                                          the peak loads, these can be be transferred outside periods of
   modern buildings.
ofembedded within the                                                     occupancy. The low air movement compared to traditional forced air
                                                                           occupancy. The low air movement compared to traditional forced
                                                                          systems eliminates draughts and noise issues. Low maintenance,
  concrete structure to                                                    air systems eliminates draughts and noise issues. Low
The precast can offer optimum use of concrete’s inherent thermal          reductions in CO2 emissions and savings in both investment and
  provide this                                                             maintenance, reductions in CO2 emissions and savings in both
mass by embedding pipes to carry water for heating and cooling            operational costs are further factors to support the use of the system.
  sustainable and
in the concrete floors of multi-storey buildings, activating the entire    investment and operational costs are further factors to support the
  energy mass.
structuralefficient                                                        use can provide a
                                                                          veltaof the system. bespoke solution for a building’s heating and
  solution for the heating and cooling of modern buildings.               cooling requirement, right from the design concept through to the
The design of activated exposed soffits eliminates the requirement         A sample cellular unit has been built the system.
                                                                          site installation and commissioning of at Bison’s new £30 million
  The precast partnership with Bison can offer ultimate use of
for deep suspended ceilings which reduces theoptimum height of             state of the art plant
                                                                          A complete service. at Swadlincote to demonstrate the flexibility
  concrete’s inherent or allows additional occupied floor to carry
multi storey buildings thermal mass by embedding pipesspace to be          of incorporating the velta precast system into the walls, floors and
                                                                          For further information, please email: s.kaye@velta-uk.com
  water for heating and cooling in the concrete floors of multi-storey     ceilings of the Bison Hollow Core and Cross Wall Units.
  buildings, activating the entire structural mass. With the Bison
  Hollow Core and Bison Cross Wall system, floors, walls and               Working together, velta and Bison can provide a bespoke solution
       CALL velta activated.
  ceilings can be HQ: +44 (0) 1484 860 811 velta Scotland: +44 (0) 131 226 3850 EMAIL:heating and cooling VISIT: www.velta-uk.comthe
                                                                           for a building’s info@velta-uk.com requirement, right from
                       velta, Unit 1 Skelmanthorpe Technology Park Station design concept through to the site installation and commissioning
                                                                            Rd, Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield, HD8 9GA.
  The design of activated exposed soffits eliminates the requirement       of the system. A complete service.
velta precast linked with renewables
Off-site construction work
continues with the velta precast
system being cast directly within
the precast concrete structure to
heat and cool prisons throughout
England. The benefits of this type
of application are now being
recognised as an effective solution
to provide energy efficiency, low
maintenance and optimum use of
space. The velta precast system is
currently being utilised on several
prison schemes for cell areas as
well as recreational and educational areas. This offsite method was shortlisted
to the final of the Quality in Construction Awards 2008 for the Innovative
                                                                                For further information, please email: j.griffiths@velta-uk.com
Construction Practice shown at HMP Highdown.


New Technology                                                                   Innovative Council
Centre
This Environmental Energy and
                                                                                 Offices
                                                                                 The Bury St Edmunds Public Service Village is an innovative new
Technology Centre will be the                                                    building with a minimal carbon footprint. It is an imaginative new
first development of its kind in                                                                                     concept in public service
Britain to be fuelled solely by                                                                                      accommodation, which will
conventional wind energy.                                                                                            replace a geographically
The building over three levels                                                                                       dispersed, ineffective assortment
will be entirely energy self-                                                                                        of buildings currently used by the
sufficient and will house more                                                                                       Borough Council and County
than 30 individual businesses                                                                                        departments in West Suffolk.
working in the renewable or                                                                                          This new village will bring
emerging energy industries.                                                                                          significant benefits in efficiency
Working alongside the M&E consultant Arup, Main Contractor                                                           and environmental sustainability.
Allenbuild and M&E Contractor Hurst Building Services, the velta                 The building will be eco friendly with natural ventilation, velta contec
contec system (pre-fabricated mats of mesh and pipework) will be                 system and acheive a minimal carbon footprint, utilising open loop
embedded into the cast in situ reinforced concrete structure. This will          GSHP's. The velta contec system which is installed within the
provide heating and cooling by activating the building's thermal mass            Bubbledeck precast unit will provide long-term cost and
in addition to utilising its natural energy storage capability.                  environmental savings. The velta pipework is designed to last the
The velta contec system optimises energy efficiency when used with               life of the building and the system provides low operational and long
on site generated energy and in this application the project                     term maintenance costs.
incorporates a vertical closed loop GSHP. The project signals a major            Utilisatiion of the open ground loop
breakthrough in the search for renewable and green energy sources                can be used to provide free cooling
                                          and will set new standards             during the summer months.
                                          across the country in                  The solution which incorporates
                                          environmentally friendly               recycled plastic bubbles as void
                                          developments.                          formers, reduces the dead weight
                                          velta will provide design co-          of concrete and also permits longer
                                          ordination, off site fabrication, on   spans between columns. The
                                          site installation and                  exposed soffit unit incorporating the velta contec pipework is
                                          commissioning with our                 delivered to site where it receives an insitu concrete deck to
                                          experienced, directly employed         complete the floor structure.
                                          labour.                                On this project velta provide a complete service by returning all
                                                                                 pipework and manifolds to the main service risers enabling simple
                                                                                 connection for the M&E contractor.
For further information, please email: w.ghafari@velta-uk.com



 State of the Art
 Architects Offices
 When Leeds based Architects Watson Batty started to develop the
 design for their new offices they wanted to utilise the building’s full
 potential and provide their clients with a working example of their
 innovative concepts.
 Within their design they incorporated the velta system in the
 structural composite metal deck construction, to provide both
 heating and cooling to the 3 floors of the new building.
 Linking the velta system to a GSHP further enhances the
 environmental credentials of the building.
                                                                 Concrete Innovation
   Manchester Civil                                              The velta ‘one’

   Justice Centre
                                                                 system was
                                                                 installed in the
                                                                 floorslab of a new
                                                                 warehouse
                                                                 development for
                                                                 Stuarts Industrial
                                                                 Flooring Limited
                                                                 adjacent to their
                                                                 existing Tamworth
                                                                 premises.
                                                                 The pipework was encapsulated in Lafarge’s new low shrinkage
                                                                 concrete ‘Extensia’. This specialist concrete allows designers to
                                                                 specify concrete floors without any steel mesh or fibre
                                                                 reinforcement offering significant environmental benefits when
                                                                 compared to the more conventional solutions.
                                                                 The low shrinkage characteristics of Extensia significantly reduce
                                                                 the requirement for joints allowing the contractor to install
                                                                 “jointless” panels of up to 20mx20m. Working in partnership with
                                                                 Lafarge, Stuarts Industrial Flooring have an exclusive agreement
                                                                 for the installation of Extensia concrete which is typically installed
                                                                 in conjunction with a laser screed machine utilising techniques that
                                                                 allow the velta one system to be installed at the same time without
                                                                 any compromise to the floorslabs construction program.
                                                                 The heated and cooled floor slab incorporated a light grey colour
                                                                                                         pigment with a
                                                                                                         powerfloat finish. The
                                                                                                         office area was ground
                                                                                                         and polished to produce
 The velta classic system was installed to the 700m² atrium                                              an economical and
 area which rises to 11 storeys high to provide both heating                                             durable finished surface.
 and cooling to the biggest court complex to be built in the
 UK since the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

 This new North-West England headquarters for the
 Department of Constitutional Affairs provides 47 courtrooms     For further information, please email: s.kaye@velta-uk.com or
 in a landmark 16-storey building, and a spectacular 60m by      chris.henderson@stuarts-flooring.co.uk
 60m glass façade along the western edge.

 This was one of many atria heating and cooling applications
 in screeds which were completed throughout the year with
                                                                 Heated and Cooled
 velta systems.                                                  Offices to North East
                                                                 velta, as the market leader, was chosen to provide floor heating and
                                                                 cooling systems to several new prestigious offices throughout the
                                                                 North East.

  Construction                                                   velta working in conjunction with Sine Consulting and M&E Contractor
                                                                 Leybourn Urwin has successfully completed a new development

  Centre of                                                      consisting of twelve high specification and sustainable offices.
                                                                 In Stokesley velta have combined with Contractor SDB and

  Excellence                                                     Middlesbrough based Architects DKS to provide heating and cooling
                                                                 to the 2 storey office and warehouse development. velta designed,
                                                                 supplied and installed the floor heating and cooling system, screed
  The velta classic system was installed at a new state of the   and controls on both projects.
  art building for the Construction Centre of Excellence at

                                                                 B&Q Flag Ship Store
  Hull College to provide both heating and cooling.
  The system was installed within a screed and is provided
  with warm water and chilled water from ground source           The desire for a Flag Ship store which would set the standards for
  heat pumps.                                                    future developments has led to the use of a velta floor heating and
                                                                 cooling system combined with thermal pile ground source, passive
  Solar reflective glass has also been installed to aid the      ventilation, natural lighting, green roofing with water harvesting and
  performance of the system. The windows have no                 wind powered signage towers.
  openings so the building can be controlled more efficiently.   The retail floor area extending to more than 9,000m² is to be heated
                                                                 and cooled with the velta Industrial system which will be cast into
  A heat recovery system also utilises heat from the internal    the structural floor topping on precast concrete units.
  air before it is released from the building.                   The energy efficient velta system also provides low maintenance
                                                                 and future flexibility for the internal layout of the store.
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                     Thermal modelling for Dundee

scotland
veltanews            Situated in Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Grove Academy is a new community use high school being built as part
                     of the Dundee Schools Public Private Partnership (PPP) project.
                     Working alongside the building services contractor Haden Young and Robertson Construction, the velta
                     classic system was installed to 12,000m² over three levels.
                     Through the use of thermal modelling the Haden Young and White Young Green design team designed a
                     flexible, energy efficient services installation. The modelling work was able to accurately predict how the
                     finished building would perform thermally, allowing a velta floor heating system, using low flow temperatures,
                     to be specified.
                     This is one of several educational projects in Scotland where M&E contractor Haden Young have chosen
                     velta to install in excess of 60,000m² over the past 12 months.
                     On several projects Haden Young have chosen the new velta control system, which reduces on site electrical
                     works and provides improved room control.

BRAHM LIFT schemes                                                                      A stunning
The BRAHM LIFT partnership includes Bolton Primary Care Trust, Rochdale,
Heywood and Middleton PCT who have established a new LIFT (Local
Improvement Finance Trust) Company with the Eric Wright Group and
                                                                                        new creation
Partnerships for Health. (PfH). This signals the start of a long-term partnership
to develop and deliver state of the art healthcare premises.

The velta system will be utilised to provide a low temperature heating and
cooling system as previously installed to other LIFT schemes with Eric Wright
Construction. Once again the M&E Services consultant is JRB Environmental.

In addition to the initial scheme, development work for future schemes has
already started, which will result in more than £120m investment in healthcare
premises locally.



State-of-the-Art
Rehabilitation Centre
The state-of-the-art Rathbone Rehabilitation Centre will care for up to 25 people
with long-term mental health problems in single en-suite rooms.

The heating and cooling is achieved throughout the building using the velta
                                                                                        Exclusive kitchen furniture designers ‘Kitchen
classic system in screed on the ground floor with the velta siccus system on
                                                                                        Creations’ in Huddersfield chose the velta
the timber first floor. Two condensing boilers and one external chiller provide
                                                                                        classic system to be installed to their new
the heated and chilled water for the system.
                                                                                        purpose built premises. The velta system linked
Mechanical contractors A&B Engineering are considering further velta systems for        to a heat pump to provide heating and cooling
future extensions to the scheme.                                                        was chosen for the development due to its
                                                                                        attractive and environmental incentives and the
                                                                                        cost effective benefits associated with this type
Rugeley Medical Centre                                                                  of application. The showroom system
                                                                                        embedded in screed allows total flexibility for
Having worked with Admiral Construction on other care projects velta were               the exclusive range of kitchen furniture displays,
pleased to design and install a combined heating and cooling system to the              whilst a structural concrete application in the
new 3,600m2 medical centre. velta joined the design team to develop the project         workshop floor provides maximum use of the
and provided the velta classic system together with heating and cooling controls        floor area.
over the three floors of the new centre.


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