Energy saving measures at Fort Dunlop reduces power consumption by 30 per cent

Leading UK property consultant GVA Grimley and developer Urban Splash have worked together to introduce energy saving measures at Birmingham’s vast Fort Dunlop building, which have reduced power consumption by an impressive 32 per cent. 

Situated alongside the M6 motorway, the redevelopment of Fort Dunlop was completed in 2006 to provide 377,000 sq ft of contemporary office space, together with a 100 bedroom Travelodge hotel. During the past 12 months, a number of innovative energy saving measures have been implemented throughout the common areas to reduce the annual energy bill by close to £193,000. GVA Grimley is retained by Urban Splash to manage expenditure at the landmark building. 

Energy saving measures include refraining from illuminating the non essential and non security sensitive parts of the building and splitting the surface car park into four sections. This enables lighting to be turned off completely if areas of the car park are not in use during in the evenings. Passive infrared sensors have also been installed throughout the development, in areas such as corridors, stair cores and the basement car park, which have resulted in significant energy and maintenance cost savings. In addition, water pumps, boilers and dry air coolers now all operate independently. 

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