Smart Building Optimisation Services
How to reduce operating costs, energy spend and carbon impact of buildings, whilst simultaneously improving health, wellbeing and productivity through enhanced internal environmental conditions.
This solution was sourced in response to one of UKGBC’s past challenges on ‘Linking Building Occupancy to Energy Use’.
Carbon Intelligence’s smart optimisation services combine data expertise and ‘smart building’ technology, to unlock maximum value for businesses, people and buildings. Carbon Intelligence deploy secure, non-invasive technology to continuously monitor key performance data across entire building portfolios, helping owners to understand and optimise energy performance to create an enhanced environment.
Carbon Intelligence ‘Smart Programmes’ optimise performance by capturing and analysing granular data from a building’s building management system and /or wireless sensors, to tune their performance. A tailored approach is able to deliver several benefits:
- Reduced operating costs, energy spend and carbon impact.
- Improved health, wellbeing, and productivity through enhanced internal environmental conditions and occupancy analysis.
- Greater visibility over plant operation to help inform and develop effective maintenance programmes.
- A single solution for different assets across a portfolio, both large and small, streaming to one unified interface and set of analysis tools.
- Increased life span of plant through reduced operation, reducing maintenance costs.
The Smart Optimisation Programme has also been designed to support demand reduction ambitions within net zero carbon pathways by reducing consumption to align with benchmark and intensity targets. To achieve long term optimisation, Carbon Intelligence deliver an ongoing managed service with detailed analytics, collaboration and verified energy savings through the industry recognised International Performance Measurement and Verification protocol (IPMVP) standard.
The Smart Optimisation Programmes take place over a 3-year contract, with a ‘Diagnostic and Implementation’ phase over the first 3 months and a ‘Managed Service’ the remainder. Financial
investment is dependent on the building size and complexity, but typically, the programme delivers a 14% annualised reduction in energy spend, which equates to most programmes being paid for in less than 12 months.
In January 2018, Aviva brought Carbon Intelligence into their St Helens head offices in central London to reduce the energy consumption of the building, which was higher than the rest of their portfolio. The programme resulted in 11% electricity savings and 24% natural gas savings, which equates to annualised savings of £230,000 and 720 tonnes of carbon. As a result, the programme was rolled out over 12 additional sites.