Low Energy Sustainability

One of the major environmental threats we face is global warming caused by emissions of green house gases.  When it comes to adopting low energy solutions, the engineering services sector stands at the forefront of this technology; it is key to understand how these technologies work in terms of reducing energy usage and payback over a given period.  The complexity of low energy and renewable technology should not be underestimated.  Indeed it is engineers who are ideally placed to understand whether such technologies work and achieve the intended targets.  Our experience in this field, relates to adopting true workable low energy solutions that stand the test of time and deliver.

Park Lane Hotel

The Excel Centre

The hotel's goal was to obtain a high level strategy to reduce energy and power consumption given its historic age. KIPO recommended workable energy saving measures which considered cost of implementation verses payback - refining a solution to suit the hotel's true needs. 


Key cost savings areas included:

  • Savings attributed to lighting type and controls

  • Excessive use of power

  • Metering and knowledge of excessive power use

  • Power refinement and low energy controls

  • Ventilation systems

  • Heating systems when needed only

We see every project as an opportunity to make an environmentally positive contribution to our wider society. 

KIPO have experienced engineers who investigate and assess each specific project to analyse the best way to achieve a cost effective, long and short term low energy, control and building management system. 

We have been trusted to bring our experience and design solutions to projects like the Excel Energy Centre where we designed and integrated the new Combined Heating and Power (CHP) generators onto their low and high voltage power systems.

The result of our recommendations was an energy centre that can give 9.8 mega watts of power back to utility grid.

The Aloft Hotel

London 2012 Olympic Waterpolo Designer

 

The hotel comprised of a combined heat and power generator with energy saving measured adopted to both the mechanical and electrical systems.  

The scheme design was reviewed in terms of its workability with modification made to achieve a more reliable source of energy savings adopted.

A key objective when designing the Olympic venue for London 2012 was to provide a low energy, lighting, lighting control and power generation solution.  

When designing the Waterpolo Venue, low energy lighting remained the focus of attention.


Lowering energy your consumption with help from engineers in the know 

The technologies used at Singapore Gardens By the Bay to deliver a low energy solution for a very attractive venue, where cutting edge at the time of design.   Biomass power generation, LED lights, solar PV, fuel cells and other energy saving measures where reviewed and implemented onto the scheme.

The technologies used at Singapore Gardens By the Bay to deliver a low energy solution for a very attractive venue, where cutting edge at the time of the design.   Biomass power generation, LED lights, solar PV, fuel cells and other energy saving measures where reviewed and implemented onto the scheme.


Low Energy Consultants


Whilst we adopt the engineering solutions to reduce energy consumption, we are not Low Energy Consultants and no not undertake the following:
  • EPC or TAS models
  • SAP calculations
  • BREAM or LEED
  • Other specific low energy or renewable tasks required by Part L1 or L2 of the building regulations. 
We therefore strongly recommend that an external Low Energy Consultant, separate to KIPO is employed to guide us on each project.  Our expertise lies within the design implementation of the recommendations suggested by the lead Low Energy Consultants, as per the requirements specific to the project.  When asked to do so, we shall review and carry out changes to engineering solutions, without the consultation of a Low Energy Consultant if none are appointed.