South Ayrshire Estate Case Study
South Ayrshire Council have a vision to minimise the impacts of climate change and to become more sustainable, and have produced a Carbon Management Strategy and Implementation Plan.
As part of this drive to reduce carbon emissions within buildings across their property portfolio, the cognitive technology of CircoSense was identified as a potential energy saving technology.
An initial seven installations were carried out at selected sites across South Ayrshire, including Citadel Leisure Centre. During these initial installs, a verified installation process was undertaken, with regular readings taken throughout an agreed period to firstly gather a baseline reading, then measure the savings generated from the installation of the CircoSense device.
Following these initial installations, a further 14 units were installed to various building types across South Ayrshire Council’s portfolio, including primary schools, secondary schools and leisure centres.
The first phase of installations was completed in October 2016, with the non-invasive installation completed in less than a day per unit. The second phase of installations were completed in October 2017.
The installed units saved an average of 36% on the hot water costs at the sites, with a payback period of 4.08 years. In addition, there was an average reduction of 7.95 tonnes per annum per site, which equates to a total of 166 tonnes of carbon reduction across the portfolio per annum.
Ian Hill, Senior Energy Officer at South Ayrshire Council said:
“We are pleased with the levels of savings, as well as the reduction in carbon emissions at the sites”.
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