Innovation based on experience
We support forward-thinking global clients using our comprehensive understanding of wastewater heat recovery (WHR).
From owning and operating the UK’s first commercial WHR system to completing detailed feasibility studies for global WHR projects, our knowledge and experience is shaping the low-carbon future of heating and cooling.
Explore the Case Studies below to learn more.
Since 2019, we have owned and operated the WHR system at Borders College in Galashiels – the first commercial system of its kind in the United Kingdom. Commissioned in 2015, the system comprises a 500m heat network that supplies up to 800kW of heat to the site’s five boiler rooms.
We completed a feasibility study assessing viability of WHR as a low-carbon heating solution for the Worthing Civic Quarter Heat Network (WCQHN). Once complete, the WCQHN scheme aims to deliver heat into a newly-built district heat network responsible for heating nearly 30 public sector buildings in central Worthing.
Centrio, the largest core-competency district energy operator in North America, engaged us as the technical expert for a WHR scheme at Denver’s National Western Center – the largest sewer heat recovery project in North America. We were tasked with peer reviewing designs and providing advice based on our experience with WHR operations in the UK.
As part of a low carbon heat generation study, Max Fordham and Camden Borough Council commissioned us to complete a feasibility study assessing the viability of a WHR system that, once complete, will provide heat to a heating network serving the residents and community centre of the Maiden Lane and York Way Estate, London.
Worthing District Heat Network
National Western Center
Maiden Lane Estate Community Heat Network
Seattle District Heat Network
Recirc team members designed the wastewater heat recovery solution included in the Stirling Low-Carbon Heat Project. The Scottish Water owned scheme was developed to deliver sustainable, low-carbon heat through a district heat network. The WHR technology was integrated alongside a combined heat and power (CHP) engine, a first for the UK.
Aqualibrium Leisure Center
The Stirling Low-Carbon Heat Project
We were commissioned by the Park Ecovillage Trust (PET) to develop a wastewater-to-head solution for their newly constructed North Whins Affordable Housing Project. The innovative system was designed to provide space heating and domestic hot water for eight, new-build apartments and integrated numerous site-specific features.
Park Ecovillage Trust: North Whins Affordable Housing
South West Water
Wastewater Heat Recovery - White Paper