Students accommodations set to undergo energy efficiency upgrades

Student accommodation provider Unite Students has revealed plans to install energy-efficient LED lighting across all of its properties in order to cut both its carbon footprint and its energy bills, a recent news report on the matter was able to reveal.

The £21m investment deal will see 300,000 new light fittings and 85,000 dimmers and sensors being installed in its properties over the next two years in a bid to deliver energy savings throughout its property portfolio. The move will reduce the organization’s overall carbon footprint by around 3.5% (or 2,000 tones of CO2) per year, as a result of an average energy reduction of 10-15% per year.

Unite Students managing director Richard Smith said: “The new lighting will create a more inviting space for students which they can personalise for socialising or study. At the same time it will reduce Unite’s carbon footprint and the longer lifecycle of LED lights will significantly reduce maintenance workloads for our city teams.”

While the installation of LED lighting systems will certainly contribute to a drop in energy expenditure, significant savings could also be achieved by optimizing the buildings’ heating systems, and this is exactly where HeatingSave can step up to the challenge.

The HeatingSave Building Energy Management System helps customers save more than 30% on their bills by optimizing any heating system’s overall functionality. This is done by taking into account a variety of factors, such as internal and external temperatures, occupancy, time of the year, the particular characteristics of installed boilers, etc. All of the data is used in order to determine the best heating patterns for the various heating zones within any building, using our proprietary heat-loss algorithm.

The end result is that users still get a very good level of comfort, while in the same time saving energy and money in the process.

If you’d like to find out more details on all the features HeatingSave has in store, just contact our dedicated product team, they’ll be more than happy to provide you with all the necessary information.

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