Environmental challenge(s) met
Carbon and Energy Management
Open Data Platform
Outline of project:
The Crown Estate’s Central London portfolio includes some of the capital’s most prestigious real estate on Regent Street and in St James’. Working with Arup they have recently begun to look into how they can reduce their carbon emissions and energy costs by using Intelligent Building Management systems to gather detailed data on heating and ventilation usage.
Using these smart systems the Crown Estate have been able to identify energy and financial savings, increased plant lifecycle, and ensure their maintenance programmes are more efficient. This information collected is constantly analysed, in order to show areas where internal environmental conditions are falling below expected levels. Because all the information that’s collected is tracked in real time, the Crown Estates can now receive daily updates so that they have the opportunity to move away from schedule-based maintenance to a performance-based approach. In other words, fixing what needs to be repaired when it requires attention.
Arup is now using the same digital skill set to help the Crown Estate assess and improve occupant satisfaction, internal air quality and water efficiency. These are driven by both environmental and commercial dynamics. Intelligent Asset Management has the potential to completely change the way buildings operations are run, and allows problems to be flagged earlier so that they can be dealt with quicker. Detailed intelligence enables those managing the asset to make better decisions about where and how to invest to maintain the property value.
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