Top swimmers expend a great deal of energy. Ironically, so do swimming pools.* People expect the showers to be hot, the air to be warm and the pool to be just perfect. Which leaves you with potentially costly building control challenges – from heating water to stopping evaporation.
The London Aquatics Centre was built for major sporting events. With three pools and space for thousands of spectators, the venue’s design quality is stunning. Our Energy Solutions team (formerly BAS/ESG) was tasked with installing an equally stunning building management system. This was a fluid project – in everything except the deadline. Working closely with the main contractor, we implemented an automatic, energy-saving system. This provided control of heating, cooling and ventilation, critical plant monitoring and energy usage within a simple, integrated web interface which allowed full access to the complete system.
* Olympic standard swimming pools must be 50m long; 25-28 °C; and with lighting levels of 1,500 lux.