Manchester Central benefits from t-mac monitoring system
Some 174 energy meters at the Manchester Central exhibition and conference venue are being monitored by a system installed by t-mac Technologies. The system provides real-time 24/7 data on where energy and water are being used and will help the venue’s facilities team to target areas of inefficiency to generate reductions and savings.
The meters include mains gas, electricity and water. There is also sub-metering of other items such as distribution boards, plant rooms, kitchen equipment and waste-disposal units.
The consumption information generated is visible on a web-based dashboard and can be viewed on computers, tablets and smart phones. It is also planned that the energy-saving data will be displayed on digital signage around the venue.
The venue has 25 meeting spaces and three conference and exhibition halls of 23 000 m2.
Russ Forshaw, director of facilities management at Manchester Central said, ‘We have made massive substantial strides over the last two years to cut carbon and reduce our energy bills by more than a third. These meters will enable us to take sustainability to the next level.
‘We can now get an excellent understanding of where energy is wasted, whether that’s during an event, in build or breakdown.’
Lisa Gingell, director at t-mac Technologies, said, ‘Working with Manchester Central and helping them to achieve their energy-reduction targets has been a real coup for us. From mapping the venue’s mains consumption, wee were able to see the whole energy profile and create targets through the t-mac software.’