Gallery paints a greener landscape
31 July 2012, source powerPerfector
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One of Scotland's leading galleries has commissioned a more sustainable future, thanks to green technology that's set to cut electricity consumption by over 10 per cent.
The installation (on Sunday 15th July) of powerPerfector's voltage optimisation technology at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery on Edinburgh's Queen Street, will reduce the Gallery's annual power bill by £6,225 and reduce carbon emissions by 38,657kg.
The National Galleries of Scotland look after one of the world's finest collections of Western art, and every year welcome over a million visitors.
The Portrait Gallery has recently undergone a £17.6 million renovation, the first major refurbishment in its 120-year history. powerPerfector's VPO is just one of many forward thinking modernisations the building has undergone to streamline energy efficiency.
The technology deals with the discrepancy between the actual supply voltage you receive (on average 242V) and the optimum voltage your electrical equipment needs (220V). Uniquely, it also features embedded power conditioning benefits, improving the quality of power the Gallery will receive.
Speaking of the installation, Nicola Kalinsky, Interim Director of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, said: "One of the Portrait Gallery's priorities is to reduce its carbon emissions and the newly installed system will ensure energy efficiency throughout the entire building."
Wayne Muncaster, powerPerfector's Director of Sales said:"We have now installed our voltage optimisation technology in the Scottish National Gallery and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and have achieved excellent savings, so there is no reason to suggest that the Scottish National Portrait Gallery will be any different.
"Electricity costs are likely to double over the next decade, so taking steps now will save the National Galleries even more in the future."
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