Energy Conservation at the University
Reducing Energy Use
For energy the demand side is driven by energy use and to reduce carbon dioxide emissions it is a matter of reducing energy consumption.
The main controls for ventilation, heating, and hot water are provided by the Building Management System optimum start control is used and the heating circuits can be controlled with the flow temperature being adjusted relative to the external air temperature. The heating zones can further be set up to be individually time controlled for different occupancy requirements e.g. external bookings. These features combine to provide improved control, and reduce energy consumption.The installation of the BMS has seen reductions in heating consumption in the University of typically 15 % and in one exceptional case a saving of 30% was achieved.
With regard to building fabric when buildings are refurbished the opportunity is taken to improve insulation e.g. when replacing flat roofs, in some instances walls have insulation fitted, and when double glazing is replaced low emissivity double glazing is fitted.
Energy efficient measures are incorporated in to the Estates Standards Manual to incorporate them in to new builds and refurbishments.
This page was last updated on 01-Nov-2010 11:07:04 GMT