The National Archives Centre were looking for a solution to provide energy monitoring across the entire site with a view to reduce the amount of energy being consumed within the buildings. The project required the installation of smart sub metering for all major plant which was then connected back to a Niagara AX data collection system.
Niagara AX being the primary data collection service was then utilised to upload the historic data via a oBIX IP interface to an aM&T system. The Niagara AX and aM&T systems were supplied, installed and commissioned by One Sightsolutions which included the IT infrastructure and integration to various non-metering applications.
The aM&T system now provides reports and analysis pages of energy usage down to an individual panel to allow on site engineering teams to understand the best way to operate and tune their in house systems to become more energy efficient…
The National Archives is a centre of expertise in creating, managing and preserving official information. They work with 250 government and public sector bodies, helping them to manage and use information more effectively.
As the government’s national archive for England, Wales and the United Kingdom, they hold over 1,000 years of the nation’s records for everyone to discover and use.
The National Archives consists of two buildings known as Q1 and Q2. Each of the buildings has a different BMS system installed, building Q1 has an an American Auto-Matrix system BMS system and Q2 comprising a Johnson’s Metasys BMS system.
The buildings consist of Offices, Reading Areas and Archives. There is also a Public Restaurant and a Museum area all under the respective control of the associated BMS system.
To allow the site to meet expectations of government legislation, a new metering system was installed by One Sightsolutions to allow an Energy Reduction Program to be implemented. The Archives required a system to be installed that allowed them to combine the two BMS systems onto a common platform and at the same time allow for the introduction of a Web deployed aM&T system. This was incorporated with the installation of a site wide 1GB backbone and incorporating 100MB switches providing the local connectivity for IT equipment within both buildings.
Utilising the Niagara AX platform and eSight Energy aM&T system, it was possible to provide for the client an integrated solution where data could be extracted from new smart meters deployed around the building via a Modbus interface and also to interface directly with the two BMS systems via BACnet IP and utilise energy data from equipment such as variable Speed Drives and direct from Chilled Water Circuits.