Amey's energy and CO2 reduction trials hailed a success

23 February 2015
Cityscape of the London Eye.

Amey, one of the UK’s leading public and regulated services providers, together with specialist supplier ECEX, recently completed a trial using innovative air intake screens reducing energy consumption by up to five percent and reducing CO2 emissions by up to 5,000Kg per year.

The trial was carried out on Amey’s Tri-borough account where air intake screens were installed at Westminster City Hall to prevent pollen leaves, insects, dust and other airborne debris from entering the Air Handling Units (AHUs). The aim was to deliver energy savings as well as reducing CO2 emissions.

During the trial a major construction project was also taking place adjacent to Westminster City Hall. Without the air intake screens additional dust and materials that had become airborne from the works would have been drawn into the AHU causing the AHUs to use additional power.

Peter Strutton a Senior Engineer at Amey who has been monitoring the pilot said:
“Thanks to the ECEX’s Air Intake Screens the frequency of replacing the filters for the AHUs has halved, which delivers savings and frees up resource to concentrate on other tasks. The installation of the Air Intake Screens, will provide CO2 emission savings of over 5,000Kg per annum, equivalent to taking one car off the road for a whole year!

Jason Davis, Sales Manager at ECEX commented on payback: “The ROI on the supply and installation of the ECEX Air Intake Screens is less than four months and the screens have a minimum 10 years warrantied service life.”

The transformative Tri-borough contract began in October 2013 and sees Amey delivering TFM services to over 2,000 sites across Westminster City Council, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Earlier this year, Amey was awarded a £10 million TFM contract to provide TFM services to Camden through the Tri-borough Framework Agreement.  The current Tri-borough framework will act as a central body, enabling other councils to benefit from contractual and procurement savings achieved through the project agreement.