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‘edd:e’ helps businesses
go green and save money
new product has been launched consumption by type and location
to help facilities managers of usage depending on the
improve their energy efficiency by customer’s specific requirements.
up to 27 per cent. Energy costs, For example, it will group all air
which are typically one of the most conditioning or lighting circuits or
edd:e launch 2 (l-r) Geoff Thompson (Managing Director),
significant and inflexible overheads, can be collate and evaluate energy Charlie Wainwright (Commercial Director)
substantially reduced using the latest in consumption trends in a particular with the edd:e device
Metering & Measur
energy monitoring technology. area of a building.
edd:e (Electronic Digital Display of With the help and expertise of the EMU Charlie Wainwright said: “Energy costs
Information and Energy) is the latest Systems team, users can identify any have always been a significant overhead
product from Tyne and Wear-based EMU unusual, unexpected or above average and are a major factor in the effective
Systems. The device, which has a global energy patterns and can take steps management of any business. On top of
patent pending, measures where, when towards reducing unnecessary this is the issue of climate change;
and how electricity is consumed in consumption. businesses cannot ignore their
commercial premises. The edd:e system A number of test sites across a range environmental responsibilities.”
can also measure temperature and of industries have realised energy He continued: “edd:e is unlike any
humidity. reductions of up to 27 per cent within 12 other monitoring device on the market and
For many commercial users, edd:e months of installation which in turn can help facilities managers reduce their
offers the first opportunity to identify translates into an attractive return on their carbon footprint and treat energy
circuit level energy consumption as it is investment. overheads as a manageable cost for the
being used on the premises. The device With the government introducing first time”.
measures instantaneous power at an statutory energy saving schemes for Installation of edd:e is fast and efficient.
individual circuit level and delivers real-time businesses, such as the Carbon Reduction After a site survey, the entire installation
data to the ask-eddie website which can Commitment, there is greater pressure on can take less than a day to complete.
be accessed by customers 24 hours a day. organisations of all sizes to take a critical More information about edd:e can be
Unlike “smart meters” on the market, look at their ‘green’ credentials. found at
the edd:e system groups energy EMU System’s Commercial Director
Mitsubishi heavy cools
‘fever’ at busy medical centre
installed 66.6kW of compact equipment designed to provide a cost-effective,
from MHIE’s KX and split ranges, sourced energy-efficient VRF system for smaller
through distributor FM Air Conditioning. installations – all the “big system”
Comfortable air temperatures all year benefits of flexibility and control for
round make a visit to the doctor easier for buildings of 2-8 rooms – for about the
patients and create a better working same price as a good splits installation.
environment for the medical and clerical There are three models in the compact
teams. Aircon Worldwide’s Sales Manager range 11.2kW, 14kW and 15.5kW cooling
says the design of the building ruled out a (12.5kW, 16kW and 16.3kW heating)
single large system to serve the more which are available in both single phase
than 20 individual rooms where air and three phase versions.
conditioning was required. “There was The ecolution KX6 delivers significant
literally nowhere to put more than one savings in energy consumption with
VRF-type outdoor unit. The solution was industry leading energy efficiency
to install five independent systems which statistics: the 11.2kW (4hp) outdoor unit
would not spoil the appearance of the for example produces a Coefficient of
building,” he says. Performance (CoP) of 4.33 in heating
“There is a single 28kW FDCA280 KX4 mode and 4.00 in cooling mode – for
When Chatfield Health Care, a busy heat pump, two 14kW FDC140 ecolution every 1kW of energy consumed it
inner London medical practice found its KX6 heat pumps, a 5.6kW SKM35X2 produces 4.33kW of heating or 4.00kW of
purpose-built four-storey premises a bit twin-split and a 5kW SRK50 single split. cooling. This performance is achieved
‘feverish’ in summer, it called for remedial Indoors, there are two cassettes, and 22 through increased efficiencies in the
measures in the form of high efficiency air wall-mounted units. Each system is re-engineered heat exchanger and the
conditioning systems from Mitsubishi controlled from a hard-wired panel. unique new twin rotary compressor. In
Heavy Industries Europe (MHIE). With Overall, the systems are energy efficient, addition the all-new DC fan motor is 60%
outdoor siting problems to solve in the and the indoor units in particular are more efficient than previously.
retro-fit installation, solutions provider attractively designed.”
Aircon Worldwide designed, specified and MHIE’s ecolution KX6 compact range is
12 energy solutions Building & Facilities Management – November 2009
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