Cable news channel CNN has branded the new Museum of Liverpool one of the greenest museums on earth thanks to its advanced trigeneration technology.

The museum features as part of a recent documentary on the world’s ‘green’ cities, which highlights those cities trying to reduce their carbon footprints ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, which is set to start on 28 November 2012.

Salford-based ENER-G designed and built the museum’s energy centre that converts both biodiesel and natural gas into low carbon heat, cooling and electricity.

The system comprises two 385 kW biodiesel CHP units, two 768 kW natural gas CHP systems, two 850 kW boilers, a 1000 kW absorption chiller and a 998 kW conventional compression chiller. 

The two biodiesel units are able to run on different types of biodiesel – obtained from renewable sources.

The technology will generate guaranteed cost savings, underwritten by ENER-G, of £500,000 (US$800,700) per year.

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