Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

Macwhirter Western Ltd were tasked with reducing energy consumption in various comfort cooled areas of the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital.

An extensive survey of the entire hospital was carried out and 98 air conditioning units were identified as non-critical and comfort cooling only.

The Solution – Macwhirter Western Ltd working with Centrica proposed and fitted 98 sensors to the air conditioning units that detected movement and light within the room, they also have door and window switches with a delayed time function.

The sensors were set up for each individual room to allow the air conditioning units to automatically switch off if no movement was detected within the space.

If the rooms had any doors or windows we fitted magnetic switches with a delay timer so that if the doors or windows are left open for a predetermined period of time the air conditioning units would switch off.

The month long project was seamless and had no impact on the running of the hospital. The project was completed ahead of time and all parties involved were completely satisfied with the outcome.