Merlin Entertainments has appointed Minimise Solutions to complete a three-month energy efficiency and compliance review of the iconic Blackpool Tower.
The trial will run for three months, when a full report analysing all data will be provided by EEVS Insight, the UK leader in IPMVP measurement and verification services.
As part of the trial, Minimise Solutions has installed a real-time granular monitoring system. This has been linked to both water and electricity meters and is monitoring and collecting data from specific circuits, facilities and equipment.
The system will collect data from across the entire estate, which incorporates five attractions: The Tower, The Tower Eye with the associated SkyWalk, The Tower Ballroom, The Tower Circus and the Tower Dungeon. It also includes a 4D cinema and is home to a wide range of places to eat and shop.
Under the trial, Minimise will monitor existing lights, providing the information needed to inform the cost profile and identify potential savings that could be achieved by upgrading to energy efficient LEDs.
Boiler optimisation opportunities will be reviewed and washroom water and energy use will also come under scrutiny.
Data is being captured by the Minimise Monitoring and Control System to provide Merlin Entertainments with comparative data at the end of the trial. Minimise will consider current compliance regimes across the estate, identifying whether remote monitoring and recording could be used to drive improvements and improve facilities management productivity.