Non-domestic buildings - heating systems: research report

Research we commissioned from Locogen to provide a set of case studies on the installation of zero direct emissions heating systems in both new and existing non-domestic buildings. Provides key insights on the challenges and opportunities in decarbonising these buildings.

Appendix C. Longlist of Scottish buildings with Zero Emissions Heating

The following tables provide the longlist of non-domestic buildings with ZDEH (and biomass) systems that were identified as part of our primary and secondary research. A map of the buildings on the longlist is provided after the tables.

It is stressed that these tables are by no means exhaustive, and they are not representative of Scotland or the individual planning classes. More research with the building owners would be required to confirm the technology options. Given that the scope of the project was to focus on the technologies outlined in Section 2.1b, VRF, MVHR were not a focus for secondary research.

Table 5: Newbuilds with Zero Emissions Heating
Planning category Building Location Technology
Shop Asda (Queens Quay Clydebank) East Dunbartonshire WSHP DHN
Oak Mall Shopping Centre Inverclyde Electric
Farmfoods Glasgow ASHP
Intu Braehead Shopping Centre Renfrewshire ASHP
Glasgow Fort Shopping Centre Glasgow ASHP
Coop supermarkets Various ASHP
Lidl supermarkets Various ASHP
The Heron Farm Shop South Lanarkshire ASHP
Armadale Stores Highland ASHP
Services Aberdeen Health Village Aberdeen Gas DHN
John G Course Funeral Home Orkney ASHP
Food and drink Saughton Park Café Edinburgh GSHP
McDonald’s Glasgow ASHP
McDonald’s Various other ASHP
KFC Various ASHP
Starbucks Various ASHP
Arbikie Distillery Visitor Centre Angus ASHP
Matzaluna Pizza, Queens Quay East Dunbartonshire WSHP DHN
Nando's Clydebank, Queens Quay Clydebank East Dunbartonshire WSHP DHN
Larid’s Table Restaurant East Ayrshire WSHP
Whitelee Visitors Centre Café Glasgow Direct electric
Business Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine Edinburgh GSHP
Scottish Crime Campus Glasgow GSHP
NMIS Renfrewshire WSHP DHN
177 Bothwell St Glasgow ASHP
Barclays Bank Glasgow WSHP
General Industry Dunnet Bay distillery Highland Direct electric
Scania GB North Lanarkshire ASHP
Breichen Dairy Angus GSHP
North Fish Shetland Direct electric
Technip RSU Aberdeen ASHP
Scottish Water Wastewater Treatment Plants Various Direct electric
Macro Micro Studio Dundee Direct electric
Storage or distribution DataVita, Fortis North Lanarkshire ASHP
Kirkton Farm Dundee Direct electric
Clarebrand Industrial Estate Dumfries & Galloway Direct electric
Mid Hill Wind Farm Stores Building Aberdeenshire Direct electric
Hotels and hostels Kilbride Hostel Eilean Siar GSHP
Kings House Hotel Highland Biomass Boiler
Residential institutions Kalisgarth Care Home Orkney GSHP
Smiddybrae Care Home Orkney GSHP
Papdale Halls of Residence Orkney GSHP
Dundreggan Rewilding Centre Accommodation Highland ASHP
Orkney Hospital Orkney ASHP
Ripple Retreat Stirling ASHP
Non-residential institutions Acharacle Primary Highland ASHP
Stromness Primary Orkney ASHP
Forth Valley College Fife GSHP
Ayrshire College Ayrshire Biomass Boiler
Kirkwall Grammar School Orkney GSHP
RGU Garthdee Campus Aberdeenshire GSHP
Port Glasgow Community Campus Inverclyde Biomass Boiler
Borders College Scottish Borders WSHP
Barony Campus East Ayrshire Biomass Boiler
Glasgow School of Art Reid Building Glasgow Biomass Boiler DHN
South Lanarkshire College South Lanarkshire GSHP
Press and Journal Live Aberdeen CHP DHN
Blackridge nursery West Lothian ASHP
V&A Dundee Dundee ASHP
Edinburgh Botanic Biomes Edinburgh GSHP
Lochore Meadows Visitors Centre Fife WSHP
Glencorse Centre Midlothian ASHP
Royal Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre Edinburgh Biomass Boiler
Culloden Centre Highland Biomass Boiler
The Aboyne and Mid-Deeside Community Shed Aberdeenshire ASHP
GALE Centre Highland Direct Electric
Rocking Horse Nursery Aberdeen ASHP
Assembly and leisure Campbeltown Aqualibrium Argyll & Bute WSHP
Making Waves South Lanarkshire ASHP
Aberdeen Aquatic Centre Aberdeen CHP DHN
RPC Dundee Dundee GSHP, CHP DHN
Aberdeen Sports Village Aberdeen DHN CHP
Fort William Cinema Highland ASHP
Armadale Village Hall Highland ASHP
Ormiston Sports Pavilion East Lothian ASHP
Linwood Community Sports Hub Renfrewshire ASHP
Michael Woods Sports & Leisure Centre Indoor Football Arena Fife ASHP
Cromarty Cinema Highland ASHP
Kirkton Equestrian Centre Glasgow ASHP
Multiple Categories Queens Quay district heat network East Dunbartonshire WSHP DHN
Table 6: Buildings retrofitted with Zero Emissions Heating
Planning category Building Location Technology
Shops Waitrose Comely Bank Edinburgh WSHP, ASHP
Day-Today Local Myre Store Dumbarton ASHP
East Kilbride Sainsburys South Lanarkshire GSHP
Merryhatton Garden Centre East Lothian ASHP
Aviemore Aldi Highland ASHP
Loch ness hub Highland ASHP
Services West Lothian Civic Centre West Lothian Biomass
Food and drink Inver Argyll & Bute ASHP
Business Aberdeen City Council Office Aberdeen CHP DHN
Hydrogen Office Fife GSHP
Warehouse Buildings Orkney WSHP
Fife Council office Fife Biomass DHN
Taylor Wimpey Office Fife ASHP
Bandeath Industrial Estate Energy Project Stirling WSHP
H Williamson & Sons (Scalloway) Ltd Shetland ASHP
Otter Ferry Seafish Argyll & Bute WSHP
SW Enviro West Lothian ASHP
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation Edinburgh ASHP & CHP DHN
Zero Waste Scotland Stirling WSHP DHN
The Capitol offices Aberdeen ASHP
Barracks Conference Centre Stirling WSHP DHN
Hotels and hostels New Lanark Mills South Lanarkshire WSHP
The Islay Hotel Argyll & Bute GSHP
Glen Mor Hotel Inverness WSHP
Fingask Castle Perth & Kinross GSHP
Manderston Stables Scottish Borders GSHP
Ardeonaig Hotel Stirling ASHP
Glenmoriston Arms Hotel Highland Biomass
Gleneagles Hotel Perth & Kinross Biomass
Residential institutions Raigmore Hospital Highland Biomass
Ayr Hospital South Ayrshire Biomass
Fetes School Edinburgh GSHP
Glenfuir Court Care Home Falkirk ASHP
Glenurquhart Care Centre Highland ASHP
Non-residential institutions Stewarton Academy Shetland Biomass
Bressay Primary School Shetland ASHP
Clyde Campus Glasgow GSHP
Gullane Village Hall West Lothian ASHP
Guildtown Community Hall Perth & Kinross GSHP
Woodhall Community Centre Glasgow GSHP
Kilmelford Church Argyll & Bute ASHP
Jubilee Hall Aberdeenshire ASHP
Scout Hall (Northeast Scotland Scouts) Aberdeen ASHP
Iona Abbey Argyll & Bute ASHP
Queen Margret University Edinburgh Biomass
University of St Andrews Fife Biomass DHN
Telford College Edinburgh WSHP
Dalkeith Corn Exchange Midlothian GSHP
Aberdeen Science Museum Aberdeen CHP DHN
Kelvingrove Art Gallery Glasgow WSHP
Grampian transport Museum Aberdeenshire ASHP
Assembly and Leisure Pickaquoy Leisure Centre Orkney GSHP
Aberdeen Ice Rink Aberdeen CHP DHN
Cumnock Outdoor Swimming Pool East Ayrshire GSHP
Multiple Categories Lerwick district heat network Shetland WSHP DHN

The figure below indicates the geographical spread of the newbuild (yellow pins) and retrofitted (red pins) buildings listed in the two tables above.

Figure 3: Geographical spread of longlisted buildings (with yellow pins representing newbuilds and red pins representing retrofits).
Relatively equal spread of new builds and retrofits across Scotland, most densely populated in the central belt.



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