Parexel – Parexel House, Nottingham
A property built in 1998, Parexel House is one of the facilities that supports life science companies across the globe, for one of the largest clinical research companies in the world.
Parexel facilities harbour energy-saving and carbon-reducing initiatives, in order to keep their carbon footprint enviably low. As part of their continued journey, Parexel researched new and innovative technologies that would support their global sustainability targets. They chose to integrate Ecopilot at their Nottingham facility, an already energy-efficient building.
Type of Building
15.1% on total building electricity
45.4% on gas consumption
1,260 MWh’s in 12 months
264.64 tonnes of CO2
133%Yield on invested capital
15%Energy saving electricity
45%Energy saving heating
264Reduction CO2 tonnes/year
Q1 included a period when unusually hot weather should have resulted in increased cooling costs. However, the site benefitted from an electricity saving of 30 MWh’s, as well as having a significant impact on baseload gas consumption. Q2, 3 and 4 continued to exceed the guaranteed minimum savings for both gas and electricity consumption. Climate complaints from occupants have also significantly decreased. All have been achieved through Ecopilot automatically, pro-actively and dynamically optimising the HVAC in real-time, in accordance with the needs of the building and its users, whilst assisting the Parexel facilities team and their M&E and BMS contractors to improve the HVAC operation on site.
As part of the verification process, Parexel used independently sourced data to validate the results presented to them. These confirmed that the expected savings that Ecopilot promised had been exceeded. Ecopilot’s initial assessment guaranteed an ROI of 2 years or less. The results confirmed that Parexel’s investment was recouped in only 9 months!