west auckland district heating study
This heating study assessed the feasibility of creating a precinct scale wastewater source district heating system to allow an existing aquatic centre to transition off fossil fuels, and provide heating and cooling for two blocks of land planned for mixed medium density residential housing and some commercial space.
The study started by assessing the existing heating infrastructure within the aquatic centre, their energy consumption and associated financial and environmental costs. We then estimated the likely heating & cooling demands for the undeveloped blocks, and the total collated simultaneous thermal demands from all three sites were assessed.
The thermal capacity of an adjacent trunk sewer was investigated, and concepts for two possible district heating configurations were investigated.
Finally the findings of all this work were documented in a feasibility report.