Stafford based zencontrol have been awarded The Electrical Industry Energy & Carbon Saving Award for the company’s involvement in the refurbishment of the Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull.

zencontrol supplied a bespoke control system for the day to day running of lighting, ventilation fans and water solenoids in the library, to help minimise the building’s environmental impact and running costs. The system is monitored and controlled through a head-end PC, which also provides testing and monitoring of emergency lighting.

It is estimated that the new system will provide a saving of 71,734 Kwh per annum on lighting costs which equates to 39 tons of CO2 (approximately 13 times as much as a family of 5 would use in their home in a year).  zencontrol has also projected a saving on emergency lighting of 32,911 Kwh per annum which equates to 17.9 tons of CO2 (approximately 6 times as much as a family of 5 would use in their home in a year).