Manchester’s Hallé Orchestra is utilising a state-of-the-art digital system at its historic premises to save energy in a new extension known as the Oglesby Centre
The recent three-level extension is expected to cut its energy running costs by around 35% with the new solution.
The fully integrated digital solution includes monitors and sensors with the capacity to make adjustments automatically to both lighting and air quality to create the optimum room conditions. The regulation of both humidity and temperature also delivers well-balanced acoustics perfect for musicians performing, as well as their audience.
Chief Executive for the Hallé, John Summers, commented on the new system:
“By reducing the building’s energy use, we can play our part in meeting the challenge of climate change while reducing operating costs, so more resources can be dedicated to nurturing future generations of musical talent.”
All rooms in the new part of the building will benefit from significant reduction in energy use, along with lower carbon dioxide emissions. The smart system can alert any occupants of energy being consumed unnecessarily, encouraging a greener approach to energy use.
The upgrades to the historic building’s extension also include a Cerberus Pro fire monitoring system and an all-new Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) set-up. Both additional systems are designed to keep the premises and its users secure and safe. All systems are designed to future proof the site via communication protocols left open to connect with smart devices when required. All systems were integrated prior to the extension opening on November 20.