Eden Project

Building Management System saves Eden Project £450,000 in energy costs over three years

Client: Eden Project

Products / Systems installed: Building Management System & Climate Control.

Scope of our work:

Over the past 10 years Cambridge HOK have delivered over £390,000 of Building Management System (BMS) works for Eden Project.

In 2010 Eden recognised that it needed to control its indoor climates more efficiently by updating its BMS.

Duncan Grant, Project Manager for this scheme at CambridgeHOK explains.

“The integration between horticultural and building control systems on a huge scale posed a considerable headache on this project.

“Under the old BMS, Eden had no less than 49 separate control systems operating across the site, with many no longer supported by their manufacturer, and Eden needs to maintain a set temperature in the Biomes, to maintain the plants creating a significant heat load.

“Our team at CambridgeHOK were contracted to implement a BMS system which could control every part of the site.

“The work included analysis of the full site and installation of a BMS system which not only allowed efficient control but also ensured significant energy savings due to its optimisation.”

The results

The main KPI for this project was ensuring that during the project and the cross over from the old BMS to the new that the temperatures across the biomes were always maintained to ensure the valuable plants did not perish.

This was the case, but there have been huge ongoing benefits since.

In the three years since the initial upgrade Eden has saved nearly £415,000 on its electricity bills and £43,000 on gas, equating to reducing CO2 emissions by over 700 tonnes.

Since this initial upgrade CambridgeHOK has returned to site annually making further adjustments and efficiencies to the BMS systems across Eden. Our team has developed a great relationship with the client becoming their BMS contractor of choice.

For more information or to discuss your energy needs, contact Charlotte Penn on email at [email protected] or call +44 07896245714

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