Our low energy air filters were recently used to improve indoor air quality, reduce waste, energy consumption and CO 2 emissions for an office building in Central London, which delivered savings of over £35,000.
In December 2012 FM providers Norland Managed Services approached us at Camfil with a remit to reduce energy cost across the HVAC process within a 600,000sq ft. central London office building. The building is home to one world‘s largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking services.
Initially we carried out a Life Cycle Cost report which highlighted the potential savings by utilising compliant Low Energy Air Filters within the Air Handling Units (AHU’s). This proved extremely successful, demonstrating both energy savings and reductions in operational costs from improved air filter efficiency and reliability.
Once a trial was agreed and the AHU 4 was the chosen to be the air handling unit used for the trial, the Camfil team had to replace the existing filter bank consisting of prefilter panels and rigid secondary filters with a single stage Hi-Flo M7 Bag Filter compliant to the new EN779:2012 standard, these filters are manufactured at our facility in Haslingden Lancashire.
No modification to the framework was required and the trial was able to be carried out over a four month period with pressure and energy readings taken at specified times over this period.