Scottish university attains top marks for energy savings

University, Grundfos

Able to trace their history back over seven centuries to 1413, today the oldest university in Scotland, has many proud boasts. Offering four faculties, that serve nearly 8,000 students and with a world-renowned reputation, this is a university that is fully committed to achieving the highest standards.

These ambitions include stringent environmental and energy efficiency objectives. To help to achieve this, Grundfos Pumps have been working with university estate specialists to ensure that the pumps and pump systems deliver maximum efficiencies.

The Grundfos and on-site team have achieved some impressive savings. An upgraded installation at one site alone will save 206978 kWh, which is equal to £22,768 p.a. Savings of this nature are genuinely achievable, when you look at the whole life cycle cost relating to a pump or pumping system as the purchase price is a very small part of the equation. What this means is that, 85% of the total life cycle cost of any pump system is attributable to the energy that is required to run the pumps, meaning this is the area that should be focused on.

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