It's a huge mistake to think that building management systems manage energy efficiently - most are wasting vast amounts of energy! Following a BMS healthcheck and system optimisation at Leeds university substantial energy savings were made!
University of Leeds was founded in 1904 and is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. It has a sustainability strategy and ensures that sustainability is embedded in its decision making with social, environmental and economic impacts considered in its procurement process and all major developments and investment.
The University has one of the largest and most complex Building Management Systems (BMS) in the UK and wanted to ensure that it was minimising the consumption of energy and associated carbon emissions. As an enabling measure, it also needed to improve the use of its eSight Energy Monitoring & Targeting System.
The Green Consultancy (TGC), a subsidiary of JRP Solutions, was commissioned to carry out a BMS Health Check. That is a forensic review of the graphical head-end terminal of the BMS to determine the overall efficiency of the system – including control strategy, set-points, time schedules, weather compensation, sensor accuracy, graphics accuracy and usability of the system, day to day operation and maintenance. This led to the following work to capitalise on the potential energy savings revealed:
- Review effectiveness of eSight M&T system
- Identify buildings most in need of BMS optimisation
- BMS optimisation investigations of three such buildings
Substantial energy savings, more effective energy management with knowledge embedded in the team to apply learnings elsewhere.
“The Green Consultancy’s BMS and eSight M&T System Optimisation work has enabled my team to make substantial energy savings and to manage energy more effectively to drive down future costs and carbon emissions. In addition, we have been able to apply the learnings to extend the optimisation work to the remainder of our estate. In my opinion, the value of TGC’s contribution significantly outweighs their fees.” Luke Gallagher,
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