GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY
Glasgow Caledonian University is enormously proud of the progress we have made in sustainability but we want to go further. Dynamic Demand enables us to play an active role in decarbonising the UK’s energy system by providing the flexibility in demand which is essential to support greater use of renewables.
SCOTTISH UNIVERSITY LEADS THE WAY TO SMART ENERGY FUTURE
In 2015 Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) became the first Scottish organisation to implement Dynamic Demand, equipping its award-winning Saltire Centre – a futuristic, five storey building which is the focus of learning and student services – with the technology.
Air Handling Units throughout the Saltire Centre have been turned into “smart” devices which can adjust their energy use in real-time to help balance electricity supply and demand UK-wide, without any impact on students or staff.
GCU has since extended the use of Dynamic Demand to HVAC systems in its health and fitness facility, Centre of Executive Education and its William Harley building.
Collectively, these buildings are providing around 200kw of flexible capacity, helping to cut GCU’s costs and support the UK’s transition to a more decentralised, low carbon future.
As the University for the Common Good, GCU is committed to environmental sustainability. Its 20,000 students come from over 100 countries and a range of backgrounds to study in its city-centre based campus, which is being transformed by its Heart of the Campus development to provide the highest-quality learning environments for its students. GCU is continuing to build upon its credentials and awards for the sustainability of its campus, which is the first in Scotland to achieve EcoCampus Platinum status.
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