Ground source Air Conditioning with Heat Recovery - a case study

Tuesday 28 June

12:00PM - 1.00PM GMT



As the Net Zero agenda intensifies and the decarbonisation of heat becomes the target for Government, Graeme Fox will look at a case study using the stable geothermal heat in ground rock as a ground source for a VRF system providing simultaneous cooling and heating in a large prestigious golf clubhouse in St Andrews.

In 2008 BESA member Specialist Mechanical Services designed and installed a Mitsubishi Electric VRF system in a new golf clubhouse which provided stable temperatures throughout the building whilst achieving very low measured running costs by maximising heat recovery from across the building. This case study looks at the design of the system and the data recorded as an exercise in best practice for building services design.

Graeme will be joined by Mark Grayston from Mitsubishi Electric who was involved in the project when installing the energy monitoring kit and analysing the data recorded.


Speaker: Graeme Fox, Head of Technical, BESA

Graeme is a chartered engineer with over 30 years’ experience of building services engineering. He has particular expertise in air conditioning, heat pumps, and small commercial refrigeration. He ran his own refrigeration and air conditioning contracting business for more than 25 years specialising in air conditioning design, installation and troubleshooting.
He is a former President of AREA – the European association of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump contractors – and previously served as a member of BESA Council. He is also currently a Director of ACRIB and of the Institute of Refrigeration.


Panellist: Mark Grayston, Product Marketing Manager at Mitsubishi Electric

Mark joined the company under its graduate scheme having graduated from Loughborough University in 2006. Now heading the Product Marketing Division, Mark leads a team of technical professionals who liaise with our production facilities and our customers to deliver the right solutions for any building.