Under SMARTrenew, one of Derry's most historic buildings, the iconic Harbour House, has been retrofitted with smart, efficient heating controls. Built in 1882, Harbour House originally served as the Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioner's Headquarters. Now in the ownership of Derry City and Strabane District Council, the building is used as office space for democratic services administration within the council.
To make the building more efficient and cut down on energy bills, as part of Project SMARTrenew, the Council called on the expertise of local company Heatboss, who specialise in the development of tailored, energy efficient, wireless heating controls.
The innovative technology tackles the issues with conventional heating controls wireless devices and web applications enabling room level control of heating. This enables better efficiency, comfort and control of heating large buildings. Ultimately, this leads to a significant reduction in energy consumption with reported energy savings of approximately 30% in other historic buildings.
Check out our video from Dylan Ryan, of Derry City and Strabane District Council as he explore the pilot actions of the organisation under the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme, project SMARTrenew.