Woodlands Primary School – North Ayrshire Council
As part of their Energy and Sustainability Service, North Ayrshire Council are committed to creating a “cleaner, greener, safer community” through the reduction of the Council’s carbon
emissions. As part of this plan, the Council was looking to identify energy saving measures to install in their property portfolio, and the innovative technology of the CircoSense3000 device was identified as an exciting opportunity.
The first property which was selected from their property portfolio to install CircoSense3000 was Woodlands Primary School, which had a biomass calorifier system fed by a direct water heater, with gas back up. CircoSense3000 was installed at the school on a ‘Proof of Concept’ basis, whereby the device is put in for a 6-week cycle. During this period, the CircoSense3000 device learned the hot water usage patterns of the building, firstly gathering a baseline reading and then using this data to predict the hot water usage moving forward. The smart technology of the CircoSense3000 device then ensured that hot water was always available on demand, whilst turning off the pump when not required.
After this 6-week Proof of Concept, it was determined that CircoSense3000 had resulted in 44.7% savings in fuel usage for the school’s domestic hot water system, meaning that the Council was able to reduce their costs for heating hot water, as well as reduce their carbon emissions from the property.
Martyn Savage, Technical Director of CircoSense, stated:
“The system at Woodlands Primary School provided us with an opportunity to showcase the adaptability of the CircoSense3000, which can be fitted to any secondary return system with any fuel source. We are pleased at the savings we have achieved at the Woodlands Primary School and hope to continue to work with North Ayrshire Council to deliver substantial savings.”
Hugh Paton, North Ayrshire Council’s Energy Officer, said:
“North Ayrshire Council are constantly working to save energy and reduce the carbon emissions from our properties. We decided to trial the CircoSense device in two of our properties, and are delighted at the amount of energy saved at both properties.”
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