Posted on 22 August 2013 by Vicky Ellis
The borough of Harrogate in Yorkshire is swimming towards a pool-full of energy savings – after installing new software on energy meters at a string of its leisure centres.
Leisure centres such as the Harrogate Hydro which has three pools are one of the borough’s biggest energy users.
Swimming pools are notorious for potential energy waste, with water needing to be constantly filtered, heated and treated. They can use five times as much energy per square metre as offices, according to swimming governing body the ASA.
Harrogate Borough Council has a commitment to save 40% of its carbon emissions by 2020 so it is installing energy management software to can pinpoint where it’s using energy unnecessarily.
Garry Warren at SenseLogix which is behind the technology said: “When rolled out it will enable them to see all of the energy spend right across the leisure portfolio in one place.”