Highlands Council Reduces Carbon Emissions with IoT
A £400k project will see Highland Council reduce costs with the use of Internet of Things (IoT).
10:43 16 March 2021
Highland Council has partnered with North, a leading IoT service and solutions provider, for a £400,000 project that aims to reduce cost and carbon emission from council-owned buildings. The scheme involves the use of IoT sensors to collect data, including light levels, electricity consumption, CO2 levels, ventilation, humidity and temperature.
The data will help the council to determine ways on how to reduce costs and carbon emissions while improving the environment for residents. The IoT network will monitor all the buildings remotely, helping the council reduce unnecessary journeys and enabling better use of resources.
Alasdair Rettie, group technical director at North, said: “This project is an excellent example of the ways in which IoT technology can transform how we live and work.
“The Highland Council smart buildings project will not only offer benefits in terms of cost savings and a more sustainable way of working, but will enable the council to provide the public with a better experience whilst gathering the real time data to maintain a healthy and pleasant environment.
“There are distant council buildings across the Scottish Highlands which can now be brought together through remote connectivity and control, using smart data to provide exceptional service to all destinations no matter how isolated they may be.”
Councillor Trish Robertson, chairwoman of the council’s climate change working group said: “North have supplied us with a large number of monitoring devices which will allow us to monitor activity in our large estate, and inform decisions on how to manage our buildings in a more energy efficient way.
“Alongside the hardware supplied, North have also been very proactive in supplying training and technical support to our project team.”