The site is made up of 18 new accommodation blocks all fed via district heating from two main energy centres. The main energy (housed in Kiplin block) has a combined heating and power unit (CHP) which is the main source of heating for the site. Full integration of the CHP unit via Modbus has been achieved, allowing site to monitor all status’s from the unit and alter any changes necessary from the front end graphics.
Each energy centre and accommodation block can be fully adjusted and monitored via any mobile device, tablet or PC. Access to site can also be achieved remotely to allow engineers to diagnose any issues quickly without costly visits to site.
The building management system (BMS), Linear Control Systems have selected for this project was a Distech Controls Eclypse system. Each control panel houses a Distech controller capable of standing alone and controlling the building in the event of a network failure. Meaning control will not be lost. Linear control systems have also installed the latest Niagara 4 graphics platform, enabling various open protocols to communicate onto one central front end. Find more info about Niagara 4 here Niagara 4
From a facilities management point of view, the system is capable of texting or emailing any faults or alarms on the system and if needed can also provide a full billing system.
Vita York is located on Lawrence Street just moments from the historic walls at the heart of the city centre, and just a 10-minute walk away from the University of York
Nuns had occupied the grade II listed convent buildings for 140 years but the property was put up for sale two years ago when the eight remaining sisters could no longer manage the site.
The redeveloped site will keep the old orchard, which yields two tonnes of fruit a year, and new buildings will be named after the pears, apples and plums it produces, and was completed in August 2017.