Chartwell Energy Solutions has been named a finalist at the Energy Institute Awards 2017. The work of our energy division (part of the Chartwell group, along with sister company Chartwell Controls) on the Sainsbury Laboratory has been shortlisted for the Efficiency category of the award, joined by just four others.
The Energy Institute (EI) is the global professional body for the energy sector, delivering good practice information, guidance, training and qualifications. The EI supports more than 23,000 individuals worldwide, and is licenced to award chartered status to engineers and scientists.
The EI Awards are an annual celebration of best practice and innovation drawn from across the industry. This year – the 18th edition of the awards – more than 120 entries were submitted, from 29 different countries.
“Our energy optimisation work is helping the decarbonisation drive across the UK’s built environment,” says Alan King, Chartwell Energy Solutions director. “This is vital to building a better world for future generations. We’re delighted to see our work at the Sainsbury Laboratory recognised so emphatically.”
The Sainsbury Laboratory is an 11,000sq m plant science research centre, located at the University of Cambridge’s Botanic Garden. The facility is designed to provide a stimulating environment to carry out world-leading studies; better understanding how plants grow and develop is viewed as critical to securing long-term security in the supply of food and food-derived products, such as fuel, minerals and building materials.
“We were commissioned to review how building plant was operating,” explains Andy Horrigan, energy manager at Chartwell Energy Solutions. “Working closely with our client’s facilities management team, our engineers reconfigured and streamlined the building energy management system (BeMS) to ensure services were working optimally, which cut annual gas use by more than 32%.”
“The work carried out by Chartwell Controls has enabled us to fully understand and implement the most efficient ways to operate our major items of plant,” commented Stephen Andrews of the Sainsbury Laboratory.
“Chartwell is a byword for innovation, imagination, collaborative working and technical excellence in the BeMS sector but we’re delighted to see the hard work of our engineers receive wider praise,” says Paul Coker, managing director at the Chartwell group. “Our focus on keeping skills in-house – from design and project management to fabrication, maintenance and optimisation – sets us apart in our industry and helps us to set and uphold the highest standards of quality on every project, for every client.”
Find out more about our work on the Sainsbury Laboratory in the next edition of In Control.
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