Priva’s tropical solution for Marwell
The new Energy for Life: Tropical House at Marwell Zoo in Winchester is benefiting from the latest Priva BMS technology as part of a fully coordinated controls package delivered by CambridgeHOK. The control of parameters such as temperature and humidity is vital to the health and wellbeing of all animals and plants housed within.
Marwell Zoo’s innovative and sustainable £8 million Tropical House marks the second phase of a £17 million investment (in total) over the next 8-10 years. The project features a woodchip boiler that will be supplemented by a specialist boiler capable of burning straw-based animal manure.
Marwell Zoo was planning to use two BMS specialists, one for the controls in the plant room, and another for the Tropical House. However, the arrangement would lead to the creation of two separate controls screens and be more costly.
CambridgeHOK designed and manufactured the control panels for the plant room and Tropical House, including monitoring fire alarms and water temperature for the reptile and fish pools. Serving as the heartbeat of the system, CambridgeHOK selected a Priva Blue ID BMS.