Abtec assessed the current building management systems (BMS) systems and the mechanical controls within the plant rooms, as well as looking at the various field-based sensors around the site to check their functionality and operational effectiveness. Due to the age and disparity of the existing systems, climate control issues were immediately visible
As this would be the biggest driver of savings, Abtec installed a wireless sensor on every window, a wireless thermostatic valve on every radiator and temperature controllers in every corridor – all linked to the boiler controller.
The use of an integrated building energy management system has allowed the school to easily navigate and visualise logged events. This is helping save around 42% a year on its annual gas consumption for heating.