Public Sector

The public sector estate is as vast as it is varied. From historical, listed courthouses to brand new hospitals, council offices, town halls, community centres and more.

They all need to ensure they are comfortable, safe and that public money is spent responsibly.

CILS have a massive amount of experience in this sector – reducing their energy consumption, lowering their carbon footprint and, perhaps most importantly, freeing up more of their capital for frontline services.

CILS have completed an extensive portfolio of public sector projects, including schools, court houses, gala theatres, community and leisure centres, commercial and industrial buildings etc. We have worked with local governments across the country – Luton, Durham, Peterborough, to name a few.

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Smart public sector buildings

Our Internet of Things (IoT) platform means these buildings can access a host of efficiency tools, in addition to saving money on energy.

Imagine a building that guarantees that light levels are calibrated to the task at hand. And where not only the lighting turns off when you leave a room, but the heating and cooling can be adjusted; even selected small power outlets can be turned off automatically.

The same system could automate your emergency lighting testing and reporting. It can also tell you where all your hospital beds, ventilators etc are, the temperature in any given part of a room; it can even tell you how much those fixed desks are actually being used.

With the ability to write custom software, there are few limitations on how CILS can help you become more efficient, across the public sector.

Lower energy costs from lighting

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%.

Save on heating and cooling

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

These additional benefits can be delivered via software rather than hardware changes. Heating controls, for example, can be accessed via a mix of Enlighted plug load controllers for local electric fan heating and smart TRV controls for radiators.

Decarbonised heating

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

Reduce maintenance costs

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 lighting. Using smart sensors, plan cleaning schedules by use of space and occupancy.

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

Increase productivity and comfort levels

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.

Analyse space utilisation in real-time

Identify occupied/unoccupied areas for 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.

Solar PV

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

Valuable data driven by smart sensors

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, for future upgrades and building optimisation.


See our public sector case study

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Luton Borough Council

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