Landis+Gyr and clean energy solutions provider, Egg, have announced the first significant data sets from a major collaboration in the creation of a state-of-the-art Centre of Excellence for smart energy at the Landis+Gyr UK HQ, The Landing, in Manchester.
Landis+Gyr’s new UK HQ now generates 30% of its own energy through solar power, while saving 10,800kg of CO2 emissions through the use of solar and battery storage technology as well as reducing peak period energy usage by 37%.
With the UK’s drive to Net Zero never far from the political agenda, this collaboration illustrates the vital role smart buildings and a sustainable approach to build design can play in this journey.
The design has seen Egg install 256 solar panels on the roof of Landis+Gyr’s innovative new building, creating the potential to harness up to 100kW of solar energy. By comparison, Egg would typically design a solar panel system of 4-7 kWp kW for a residential family home. In addition, Egg installed three batteries, capable of storing up to 40kW of solar power which can be utilised in a number of different ways.
The project also saw Egg install eight 22kW Etrel EV charge points in the employee and visitor car park. These are capable of charging vehicles faster than regular 7 kW home chargers, offering great convenience for drivers who may only be at the office for a portion of the day.
Landis+Gyr uses its own Smart Energy Management (SEM) technology platform product to analyse the energy generated and how it is used across the site, allowing it to make decisions on how to power its business. It provides a powerful tool to optimise business energy use, reducing overall use and energy waste while providing tangible cost benefits.