Sabien’s M2G proves its value for Durham County Council
The seven sites were selected to reflect the diversity of buildings across the estate and also the range of boiler and control types installed. The M2Gs were installed in phases between November 2013 and October 2014 and Sabien managed the entire project, working closely with all the stakeholders across the County Council. The data was analysed in line with the principles of IPMVP.
“The M&V project delivered by Sabien enabled us to establish what level of savings were possible across our estate. The level of detail and analysis provided by Sabien was very impressive. This project has now enabled further installations of M2Gs across our estate to reduce our energy spend and carbon emissions.” Marc Charlton, Carbon Management Officer, Durham County Council.
The buildings selected for the pilot included County Hall, four leisure centres and two other office buildings and the number of boilers ranged from one to three. In each case the M2G works alongside the various building management systems across the sites to add to the energy savings that are already being achieved by existing control strategies.
Across the seven sites the energy savings ranged from 6% to 11%, giving the average of 7% across all sites with a predicted annual reduction in CO2emissions of 238 tonnes. Following the M&V project Durham County Council have installed M2G across 14 of their sites.