The incorporation of renewable energy in commercial developments is typically driven by requirements for planning permission or anchor tenants. Mimer Energy can provide ground source heating and cooling to achieve carbon emissions savings without the developer incurring increased capital costs. The heating/cooling energy can then be sold directly to the building users as required. This approach enables key tenants to request ‘greener’ buildings without onerous financial demands on developers.

Mimer staff have designed numerous hybrid systems to incorporate ground energy in complex building services systems to achieve such targets.

The new Champion Technologies laboratory building in Aberdeen, for example, incorporates a ground source heat pump system which can provide simultaneous heating and cooling. This increases the overall efficiency and modelling predicts a heating SPF of 4.7, which is exceptional for Northern Scotland.