This retrofit project for our client Michael J Lonsdale has a budget of £600,000. SCI started work on site in November 2019 and the project is due for completion in August 2020. Once renovated, Garrard House will provide nine floors of office space, and two ground floor retail units, in addition to two basement levels plus a roof plant level. The mechanical and electrical systems for this building have been designed in order to attain the required and agreed EPC and BREEAM Non-Domestic Refurbishment 2014 “Excellent” rating.
The sustainability strategy will see the carbon emissions of the building reduced by 50% to 35kgCO2 /m2 compared to the current building. Retention and re-use of the existing structure will save over 2,500 tonnes of embodied carbon emissions. This design adopts the latest standards and includes new energy efficient building services systems, including SCI’s BMS, that will reduce energy use and carbon emissions compared to the original building.
The BMS system designed and installed by SCI is based on products manufactured by Siemens with the connection and integration of specialist devices and sensors particular to the design and application. The Siemens controllers connect third party smart devices using BACnet (open protocol) into a centralized software platform. This provides a flexible and configurable platform which enables the control software strategy to be custom designed for each application (heating, ventilation etc.). Open protocol systems, which are device agnostic are becoming more common across the BMS sector, allowing building owners to effectively plug and play devices and peripherals from different manufacturers with ease.
The software we have designed for Garrard House provides the end user with a graphical representation of the plant controlled by the system and allows for monitoring of the equipment with the facility to modify set-points, alarm limits, times, time delays and time schedule, subject to operator access rights.
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