In 2013, Roskilde University (RUC) decided to conduct a comprehensive energy renovation of the university’s 77,800 m2 campus. This resulted in a cooperation with Siemens on the largest Danish state ESCO project.
An analysis conducted by Siemens estimated a potential reduction of RUC’s annual energy consumption by 27%, a saving of 650.000 EUR a year. The renovation included technical installations such as the optimisation of district heating systems, plumbing, ventilation, lighting and a large solar power plant.
Precise data forms the basis
Kamstrup was chosen to deliver new, intelligent heat and water meters. For Siemens, who has to guarantee savings through a five year period, the installation of high-quality meters was important; meters that they could trust.
“The accuracy of the meters and the detailed insight into the energy consumption that they provide is very important to us. If the data is not accurate, we risk making wrong decisions,” says Kim Enevoldsen, Enterprise Sales Executive at Siemens.
“We had no doubt that Kamstrup was the right partner. Since we have to guarantee energy savings to Roskilde University, our credibility is at stake, and we can take no risks. We vouch for the total solution.”
With intelligent meters from Kamstrup, Siemens is able to monitor the energy consumption on a weekly basis and ensure that the consumption is as expected. Based on the accurate data, they can easily identify any irregularities, take required action and initiate optimisation where the gain is greatest.