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  1. Financing Energy andEnvironmental Improvements:Edinburgh’s Experiences David Somervell, Energy & Sustainability Manager University of Edinburgh – Estates & Buildings Department13 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LT Tel 0131 650 2073 http://www.eso.ed.ac.ukDavid.Somervell@ed.ac.uk

  2. The imperative for action • Climate Chaos … is it for real? • How will it affect our organisations? • Developing a Strategic Approach • Invest now in Utilities Infrastructure • Decentralised Energy Solutions • Fundraising Experiences

  3. Extreme droughts will plague sub-Saharan Africa. Children stand behind one of thousands of livestock that died from thirst in southern Ethiopia. [REUTERS March 2006]

  4. What’s needed? • Interested, Enthusiastic People • Senior Management Support • Allocation of Resources (Money) PLUS … Some Measure of Luck / Timing!

  5. Start at the Beginning • An Energy / Carbon Management Policy • Commit to invest “X%” of Utility Spend • Allocate Management Responsibility • Establish Peer Support Network – EAUC • Holistic / Whole Institution Approach • Whole Life Cost / Best Value

  6. Edinburgh:“University in the City”… invested £12million in Decentralised Energy / CHP 2002-2005  2005: 1.6MWe CHP engine for George Sq  2003: 526kWe CHP engine for Pollock Halls 2004: 2.7MWe CHP engine for King’s Bldgs 

  7. Combined Heat and Power

  8. UK Energy Flows – 50% wasted

  9. George Square Energy Centre

  10. George Sq buildings now linked:

  11. George Sq: Trigeneration

  12. First remove old steam boilers…

  13. 1.6MWe Alternator bolts on

  14. High Efficiency, Low NOx Boiler

  15. 75 cubic metre Thermal Store

  16. 12 cylinder Jenbacher Engine • GE Jenbacher 612 Engine

  17. 600kWAbsorption Chiller

  18. Thanks to our CHP Partners • PB Energy Services – for Scheme Design • Crown House Technologies – Main Contractor • Estates & Buildings – implementation • Clarke Energy – Jenbacher Maintenance • Energy Saving Trust – for £5m funding support www.eso.ed.ac.uk

  19. Rankine Engineering Building

  20. Building Integrated PhotoVoltaics

  21. Why we have done this …? • Invest in infrastructure • Annual Carbon savings • Leadership role • Save money long-term

  22. Lessons Learnt Along the Way • Opportunism Pays – but need to be prepared • Read the Runes / keep an ear to the ground: • Defra / EST Community Energy programme • EST Local Energy Efficiency Advice Centres • DTI – Solar Major Demonstration Programme • EST Transport Energy Consultancy Support • Carbon Trust SSA / SSM / CHP / DA • SALIX Finance for Public Sector Organisations • Scottish Biomass Support Scheme • SUSTRANS Local Cycling Infrastructure Funds • Regional Development Agencies

  23. Edinburgh: Founded in 1582 Now 425 years old … and in 400 years time?

  24. …because there is only 1 planet