2021 BCIA AWARD WINNER for Technical Innovation of the year
An award winning installation reducing the hotel’s thermal energy demand by a massive 33%.
Commenting on the win, BGES MD Gareth Barber
“We are thrilled to have been recognised by such a respected industry body as the BCIA with our award win. We always strive to push the envelope and these accolades are testament to the hard work, dedication, and significant talents of our team.”
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To design and install an upgraded BMS, supporting a new closed loop water-source heat pump system and integrating the controls of three legacy systems
The Oxfordshire Golf Hotel & Spa has slashed its energy consumption thanks to a major renewable retrofit using lake water from the golf course as its main heat source. The new system is intelligently monitored and controlled by an upgraded BMS from Trend Control Systems , designed and installed by BGES Group.
The new renewable system, which was designed and retrofitted by Geyser Thermal Energy, sees pipework take water from the lake to the heat pump in the main plantroom. The resort’s old oil-fired boilers and chiller have been replaced with a low-energy heat pump system, linked to a 250kW solar array installed onsite.
The precise control and visibility provided by the BMS is contributing towards a vast reduction in energy input demand for the club’s heating/cooling and hot water, from 1,410kW to below 100kW – a huge 93% reduction!
BGES integrated the controls of three legacy heating and cooling systems along with the new closed loop water-source heat pump system, while at the same time integrating the old BMS into the new design. It is this revolutionary approach which has won BGES the coveted BCIA Technical Innovation of the Year Award for 2021.
The user-friendly front end of the BMS helps hotel staff to understand how the system works, and it is crucial to understanding what the loads are in the pool, spa and air conditioning. Monitoring and control has been key to the project’s success as it allows for ongoing tweaking to drive further output and efficiency improvements.
The Oxfordshire was a very complex project with three different independent heating and cooling systems with a non-working BMS. BGES integrated the controls of all the older heating systems along with a new renewable energy source and at the same time integrated the old BMS into the new design. Merging these systems was very challenging and I cannot recommend BGES Group highly enough for their commitment and resolve in making this project a success.
CEO of Geyser Thermal Energy Ltd