Decarbonising Public Sector Buildings

CILS provide energy efficiency low-carbon solutions – at zero capital cost – for public sector clients to reduce their buildings’ energy consumption and carbon footprint, freeing up resources for vital frontline services.

CILS have a proven track record in the public sector, with completed projects in schools, courthouses, community centres, commercial and industrial buildings, and more. We have worked with local governments across the UK – Luton, Durham, Peterborough, to name a few.

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Our decarbonisation solutions can be delivered at zero capital cost and offer you:

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90% Energy Reduction

Reduce lighting energy use, carbon emissions, and related costs by 90% with LED & IoT lighting solutions.

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Install solar PV for a renewable source of energy that can shield you from future energy price increases.

Complete Decarbonisation

Reach net zero with comprehensive and actionable decarbonisation plans tailored by our certified energy engineers.

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Operational Efficiency

IoT-enabled smart building solutions include HVAC controls, BMS integration, space optimisation, and asset tracking.

How can you apply this to your buildings portfolio?

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Smart & energy-efficient public sector buildings

In addition to reducing energy costs, the Internet of Things (IoT) platform offered by CILS provides public sector buildings access to a range of efficiency tools.

Smart lighting and HVAC systems

Imagine working in a building where the light levels are precisely calibrated to the task at hand, and automatically adjusted based on occupancy, time of day, and natural light from outside.

The heating and cooling system, as well as selected small power outlets, can be automatically adjusted or turned off when not needed. This system not only ensures energy efficiency but also wellbeing and comfort of building users.

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The same system can automate emergency lighting testing and reporting, monitor hospital beds, ventilators, and temperature, and track desk usage. It can provide real-time data on space utilisation, giving you insight and tools for optimisation of available space.

With highly customised lighting, IoT and net zero solutions, CILS can help the public sector reach the full potential of their buildings, cost-effectively.

<strong>Lower energy costs from lighting</strong>

LED lighting greatly lowers costs and combined with IoT controls and smart sensors, automatically adjusts light levels for occupancy and daylight settings. You can reduce your public sector buildings’ lighting energy consumption by up to 90%.

<strong>Save on heating and cooling</strong>

Realise significant savings using smart sensors, automatically reducing heating or cooling in unoccupied spaces.

Intelligent heating, for example, can be accessed via simple Enlighted plug load controllers for local electric fan heating and smart TRV controls for radiators.

<strong>Decarbonised heating</strong>

Integrate decarbonised heating systems such as air source heat pumps to reduce your CO2 emissions.

<strong>Reduce maintenance costs</strong>

Council and public sector facilities can reap significant additional maintenance savings from optimising their lighting.

Reduce the need of constantly changing lamps with the installation of LED and IoT lighting solutions. Smart lighting controls not only reduce time spent on switching, they can more than double the life span of individual light fittings.

Emergency lighting can be integrated to enable automated compliance testing and reporting, reducing the need for manual inspection.

<strong>Increase productivity and comfort levels</strong>

Optimise light and temperature to create comfortable building environments – all year round.

The LED lighting is flicker-free and most fittings have a universal glare rating (UGR) of 19 or less – reducing eye strain, improving concentration levels, and therefore improving the building environment, staff output and customer wellbeing.

Embedded smart sensor technology guarantees that light levels are calibrated to the task at hand. And in more relaxed settings, to levels that feel most natural to the eye.

<strong>Analyse space utilisation in real-time</strong>

Identify occupied/unoccupied areas for further energy savings, safety and use data-driven information to determine the best use of space.

Using smart sensors, plan schedules to suit the use of space and occupancy. Data can also be used to contact trace occupants or locate missing equipment.

<strong>Solar PV</strong>

Generate your own electricity to lower the cost of energy and demonstrate to the public that you’re on track to achieving net zero.

<strong>Valuable data driven by smart sensors</strong>

Smart sensors and IoT systems go way beyond reducing energy consumption. Actual energy use measurement, basic heat-mapping, real-time location services, asset tracking – all can improve security and provide valuable data for building management analysis.

This is a solid basis for data-driven decision-making, future upgrades and building optimisation.

Talk to us about your challenges

Fill in the contact form to Book your first consultation with one of our energy efficiency specialists. You’ll be able to share your challenges, and we’ll help you identify where your biggest energy and financial savings lie.

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