Ladbrokes

Ladbrokes worked with t-mac to design a custom version of the t-mac energy management system "Ladmac".

With energy spend per site being fewer than £5,000.00/annum but with a retail estate spanning 1600 stores, Ladbrokes needed an energy management system to help them stop wasting energy, reduce cost and which would provide a return on investment within 18 months.

The challenge: t-mac started by installing its mini building energy management system in a local store. The device controlled a/c and ventilation equipment as well as monitoring staff use of the system and environmental conditions such as store temperatures.

By monitoring environmental conditions, control strategies could be devised to ensure management of the a/c and ventilation systems maintained a comfortable working environment. In addition, by monitoring staff use of the system, t-mac could assess whether the control strategy set through t-mac would be suitable for the business if rolled-out across all its stores. This initial trial was therefore not only to test-drive the bespoke system, but also to gauge the control strategy to be implemented.

Results from the trial: Ladbrokes immediate requirement was to manage the use of in-store equipment across their UK portfolio. The trial identified that the store staff were using the standard a/c and ventilation equipment inefficiently: the main cause for energy inefficiency across the estate. The new product: Based around the t-mac BMS, the custom product was to be a low cost a/c and ventilation controller designed to communicate directly with the equipment at each site and across the estate.

The new design was also built to accommodate an upgrade to the t-mac BMS for future requirements such as lighting control. The device is now installed across the UK and is proving to be a huge success for the company.

The new product

Based around the t-mac BMS, the custom product was to be a low cost a/c and ventilation controller designed to communicate directly with the equipment at each site and across the estate. The new design was also built to accommodate an upgrade to the t-mac BMS for future requirements such as lighting control.

The device is now installed across the UK and is proving to be a huge success for the company.