- Environmentally responsible solutions
- Pumps for a wide range of different uses.
- Ongoing project support and technical back-up.
- A solution that not only met, bu talso exceeded the brief.
Environmentally responsiblesolutions - Pumps for a wide range of different uses. - Ongoing project support andtechnical back-up. - A solution that not only met, butalso exceeded the brief.
The 4-acre Holyrood site
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The architects were the Spanish architectural practice run by Enric Miralles and his wife Benedetta Tagliabue, in conjunction with the UK RMJM practice of architects and town planning consultants. Grundfos Pumps Ltd worked on Holyrood in conjunction with the Edinburgh-based RMJM Scotland Limited, service engineers on the project.The MAGNA series of circulator pumps goes from strength to strength: the latest generation boasts improved efficiency and performance, an extended product range, and the special AUTOadapt function.
Well water – SP5 and 8 Chilled water – LPDE/CDM150/LPD125/LMD/100 Domestic hot water – UP15/UP25 BCP – TPD100 Low-temperature hot water – LMDE100/TPED100/ MAGNA UPED50 UPDE80/LPDE Discharge pump – AP12 Underfloor heating – UPSD50/LPD100 Drainage package – APLD
In conjunction with the announcement of the official opening date for the Scottish Parliament’s new building, Mr George Reid, the Presiding Officer, declared that “The opening marks a new beginning – an opportunity for all of us to concentrate on why we are here, not just to build a building, but to build a better Scotland”.
The 4-acre Holyrood site incorporates buildings to house the Scottish Parliament debating chamber, committee rooms and office accommodation for 105 Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) and staff, as well as media suites, visitor information facilities, ancillary staff buildings and catering facilities. The Building User Brief for Holyrood stipulated that, wherever possible, the new building should feature the integration of energy-efficient and environmentally conscious design principles. The objective was to provide an economical construction that also resulted in benefits for the users, ensuring a high-quality internal environment with low maintenance costs and low energy consumption.
The Grundfos Solution
The entire Holyrood development was designed to make best use of the existing infrastructure and to involve as little environmental strain as possible. The designated criteria included indoor air quality must ensure a healthy working environmentl products are chosen with regard to their environmental impact energy must be used efficiently to minimise harmful products water must be used economically, minimised and recycled. Grundfos played a pivotal role in achieving this in all aspects relating to the pump and pumping supply, ensuring all the stringent environmental criteria were met. The solutions provided were also quite simply the best products available in terms of their individual functions. Working closely with all the relevant parties, Grundfos Pumps Ltd played a project management role at all the many stages of construction to ensure the timely supply of information, quotations and technical assistance, as well as product deliveries and commissioning.
The work was undertaken in several phases extending over the period 1999–2004. Grundfos supplied a total of 44 pumps – many of them electronically controlled – along with 5 variable-speed booster sets and 5 pressurisation sets for this landmark complex. This was one of the first building projects for which Grundfos supplied MAGNA pumps. By incorporating variable-speed pumps that provide users with reductions of up to 70% in energy costs, the project has become an example for future developments to follow.
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