The overall objective for Perfect Integration
when they took on this project, which spanned six years, was to become the first listed building in the UK to acquire a BREEAM excellent rating: BREEAM is a sustainability assessment method for planning projects, infrastructure, and buildings. The building’s monitoring system was designed to provide the client and BREEAM with the data to make informed decisions on the effectiveness of different energy sources and energy-saving solutions in each apartment.
Most of the features and requirements had never been applied in a residential property before. As a result, Perfect Integration tested virtually every product in the system and designed different solutions for the requirements of each individual apartment. The project won "Best Innovative Solution" in the 2017 CEDIA® Awards, EMEA region.
Due to the different construction methods throughout the property, heating was done in a variety of ways, but all had to be controlled by a simple, integrated user interface with individual schedulers in each room for efficient operation. Incoming gas consumption and energy derived from solar panels was monitored and a formula applied to determine overall consumption. Harvested rain water was used to feed all the apartment toilets and usage was tracked by the monitoring system. BREEAM is using the scheme as a case study, and a Cambridge University Ph.D. student is using the project as part of a thesis.
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