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The Scope of the Project
Bristol City Council have undertaken a full building refurbishment of this iconic building to accommodate their back office functions. New boiler plant replaced ageing boiler systems and new natural ventilation systems were able to cope with significant additional staffing levels. The building had an ageing Satchwell Sigma BMS and Hurtwood advised the installation of a retrofit solution, allowing BCC to implement their new energy efficient control philosophies based on the Siemens BMS whilst keeping control of the costs of upgrading. Importantly, the new Siemens BMS platform could be maintained by BCC’s own staff.
The significant additional environmental monitoring of temperature, humidity and CO2 that was installed as part of the BMS upgrade has increased the understanding of the building environment and as a result, the Heating & Ventilation services are far more efficiently controlled and are significantly optimised. BCC expect to see year on year cost savings and a better physical environment for their staff to enjoy. The Council are understandably pleased with the benefits that this will bring - a happier workforce and demonstrable progress towards their energy efficiency goals.
BCC have invested heavily in upgrading City Hall and they now have a future-proof solution that befits such an iconic building. The retrofit solution gives their own staff ownership of the BMS and provides the people of the city a cost-effective and sustainable future for this prestigious landmark.