Earlier this year the Library was nominated in two categories in the national Premises and Facilities Management (PFM) awards. At the start of November, the Library along with its partners (Heriot Watt University and Craigalan Controls) was announced as a winner in the Energy Management category. From the Library side the work was led by Ian Symonds, the Head of Estates and Charlie Sclater, the Building Services & Energy Manager.
The Energy Management category is for partners who are involved in successful projects that have delivered reductions in energy consumption and carbon emissions, which also result in savings and/or the achievement of sustainability aims. The project involved the Library, Craigalan and Heriot Watt working together on an informal partnership basis to develop Artificial Intelligence utilising the Internet of Things (IoT) to develop live-monitoring and performance forecasting that will further enhance the energy-efficient monitoring and close-control of buildings.
This follows on from an award in the 2019 ceremony (Partners in Smart FM) where the Library again led by Ian Symonds Head of Estates and Craigalan Controls were also announced as the overall annual award winner.