Schneider Electric’s variable speed drives prove educational for Kingston University

Tags: carbon reduction | energy efficiency | energy audit

Kingston University has carbon reduction covered with Schneider Electric.

With a target to reduce carbon emissions by 35 per cent by 2020 compared to 2005 levels, Kingston University called upon Schneider Electric's services to help conduct an energy audit of the site and identify areas where savings could be made. As a result, Schneider Electric recommended deploying energy saving products and that the university starts to measure its energy usage.

Project: Type Industry - VSDs

Location: UK, London

Applications: Altivar 212 VSDs installed within HVAC system

Customer benefits

• Real, reported cost savings of £85,000

• Real carbon reduction of around 444 tonnes

• Kingston University now on track with Government carbon reduction targets of 35% by 2020

• Good educational exercise in understanding energy consumption and savings for University.