Symphony is helping put RCSI on the most cost-effective path to achieving its net zero target by 2030. The solution includes Symphony Welltech, Symphony Cloud, and the patented Symphony Cycle.
RCSI’s building complex includes an array of usage types from office to laboratory, sports, dormitory and teaching spaces. The building ages range from centuries old to new builds. The portfolio’s energy consumption already ranked well compared to its peer universities.
We anticipate that we will save as much energy from the modern, energy efficient acclaimed buildings as it will from the older buildings — all with a payback time of 4.75 years.
Symphony’s chartered engineers have undertaken a holistic appraisal of the RCSI campus, and from this, prepared strategic design improvements. This has included the retrofit of new condensing boilers to four of the buildings, the installation of a BEMS (Building Energy Management System) and various motorised dampers and other control devices into eight buildings.
Control algorithms have been programmed with the patented Symphony Cycle heat recycling process to work in conjunction with the building chilled water systems. A network of Symphony Welltech multi-sensors combine the COVID environmental parameters with the efficient deployment of HVAC plant.
All of this is integrated with IoT into Symphony Cloud and its latest suit of analytical, visual, reporting and insights tools. RCSI benefits from a remotely accessible Symphony Cloud, whilst retaining the onsite processing of the BEMS control algorithms within the security of its own IT network.
This Symphony solution has helped RCSI deliver on its Green Campus Initiative, helping them to maximise energy savings by optimising their energy consumption across their portfolio of buildings.