Hydrocarbons21.com – ATMO Europe: Clade Decarbonizes U.K. University Buildings with R290 Heat Pumps

Tim Rook Clade Speaker at ATMOsphere europe on sustainable natural refrigerants technologies

U.K.-based OEM Clade Engineering provided five propane (R290) air-to-water heat pumps with a total capacity of 900 kW (255.9TR) over the summer of 2022 to Northumbria University in Newcastle, U.K., as part of the retrofit and upgrade of two buildings.

The heat pumps provide heating for dozens of lecture halls, offices, cafes and other facilities within the buildings.

The university was motivated to reduce carbonization as part of its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) regulatory framework, and “natural refrigerants fitted that very well,” said Tim Rook, Chartered Engineer and Chief Markets Officer for Clade Engineering.

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