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The sport and leisure sector spends an estimated £700m a year on energy


“A NUMBER OF FINANCIAL PRODUCTS ARE BEING DEVELOPED TO BRIDGE THE GAP WHEN IT COMES TO PAYING YOUR ENERGY DEPOSIT”


n 2010, Coventry Sports Trust – which manages Coventry Sports and Leisure Centre – appointed Pureworld Technology to commission an energy reduction strategy, to help achieve its target of saving 12 per cent of the complex’s electricity, gas and water consumption. With over 900,000 visits a year, Coventry Sports and Leisure


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Centre consumed an estimated 3,127,069 kWh in 2010, equating to 1,679 tonnes of CO2


emissions.


Built in 1966, the centre comprises two complexes: a wet-side including an Olympic size pool, leisure and teaching pools, two gyms, two exercise studios, a health suite and a crèche; and a dry- side complex offering a 10-court sports hall, bowls hall, squash courts and changing rooms. Pureworld Technology completed an initial site survey of plant equipment to establish ineffi ciencies across the facility, as


well as an analysis of the building’s consumption data, and proposed a scope of works.


Equipment that was identifi ed The centre predicts annual savings of £83,160


as ineffi cient was decommissioned, with upgraded technology retrofi tted where effi ciency could be enhanced. Integral to any energy reduction plan is the installation of appropriate metering, allowing for monitoring of consumption, and an automatic meter reading system was therefore introduced to provide accurate data. The scope of works included the installation of a new building management system, optimising the boilers and air- handling units. Variable speed drives were also installed onto the site’s motors to control frequency and control electrical supply to its air conditioning systems. Economical high-frequency lighting was installed in the main sports hall, including dimmable settings and absence- detection technology to ensure lighting only comes on when the facilities are in use. A variety of water conservation measures were also implemented, including Save-a-Flush bags in WC cisterns, estimated to save 4,000 litres of water annually. Upgraded water management controls, including aerated showers and the installation of a water meter to monitor consumption, helped further reduce water use. As a result of these changes, the centre benefi ted from electricity savings of 15.29 per cent, gas savings of 11.3 per cent and water savings of 15.5 per cent, equating to a predicted annual saving of £83,160.


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Case Study: COVENTRY SPORTS TRUST


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