Global energy management specialist, Schneider Electric has undertaken a pioneering project with the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in Manchester. Completed in June 2012, the project aims to improve the college’s overall energy performance, while making significant financial savings. Over thecourse of the five year finance deal, the college expects to achieve £150,000 of energy savings, once the initial project costs have been taken into consideration. As the project is self-financing, the money saved can then be re-invested back into the College - leading to an improved overall student experience.
Over ten years, Schneider Electric has calculated that the recommended changes will provide £670,000 of savings, as well as a reduction in energy costs of £54,565 per annum – a figure that equates to 25 per cent of the buildings energy bill, or a saving of 110 tonnes of carbon per year. The building was originally opened in 1973 and contains a range of different facilities which are available to students for up to 18 hours a day. These include concert halls, lecture theatres, practice rooms and a restaurant and dining area, all spread across four floors.
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