Pub chain installs Tends BMSs to reduce energy consumption

The Bluebell Inn in Rotherham is the first of 550 Marston’s pubs to be equipped with a Trend building-management system
Marston’s Inns & Taverns is installing building-management systems from Trend Control Systems in 550 pubs in England and Wales to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and enhance comfort. The first to be equipped with a Trend BMS is the Bluebell Inn Tavern Table, a new food pub in Rotherham, to control heating, ventilation and lighting to minimise energy consumption. This site will be used to demonstrate energy savings compared to a pub without a BMS. Bob Jauncey, energy manager with Marston’s Inns & Taverns, says, ‘We set an ambitious target in March 2007 to reduce energy and emissions across the pub estate by 15% in 18 months. Partly this is down to raising awareness among all staff, with each pub having an environmental champion. The vital role of the Trend systems is to monitor and control the energy used in heating and lighting, both to reduce consumption and demonstrate savings.’ Each BMS will have its own IP address for access via the web, so head office and local managers can view system status and performance, energy trends and temperature history logs. The displays feature dynamic plant graphics, with text pages for data such as alarms, temperatures, set points and plant hours run. This information is available to everyone with a user name and password from any PC with Internet access. The system at the Bluebell Inn was installed by SH Controls, and accredited Trend partner company.
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