Marlowe Academy

des 16, 2008

All educational establishments face the challenges of increased energy prices and ever greater government demands for energy efficiency, against building management budgets that are tighter than ever.

Among recent projects benefiting from Trend building controls technology is the Marlowe Academy. This newly built Performing Arts and Business Academy in Ramsgate serves over 1000 pupils aged from eleven to eighteen. The Academy resulted from a joint initiative by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES), Kent County Council and a private sponsor, with the aim of creating a landmark educational facility to replace the poor performing Ramsgate High School, whose low performance was linked with being in one of the most deprived districts in Kent.

The architects and consulting engineers, Building Design Partnership, were briefed to consider the requirements of each user / stakeholder group. BDP took a particularly “green” approach to building services. It used motorised perimeter windows, atrium passive ventilation and energy management control that provides heating to each classroom space only when occupied.

A Trend Control Systems partner company, Total Control Services Ltd, installed a Trend building management system (BMS) complete with individual room window control, passive infra red detection to detect room occupancy, and temperature sensing. This has been achieved through Trend IQ3 controllers located in floor voids and risers throughout the building.

The Marlowe Academy is one of numerous schools and colleges which have benefited through energy-saving controls from Trend Control Systems. Case studies of many more examples of Trend systems installed in educational buildings can be viewed by clicking the “Market Sectors" tab on this web site.

Total Control Services Ltd can be contacted on 01732 770 773