School Saves

24%

on Heating

School Saves

24%

on Heating

CASE STUDY  |  Commercial Hydro-Genie

CASE STUDY
Commercial Hydro-Genie

Customer Challenge

Heat the Pool, Reduce Energy, Cut Carbon

North Lanarkshire Council is one of the largest local authorities in Scotland. Budget challenges and a 2045 target for zero-carbon emissions challenged the council to find innovative, effective, and affordable ways to reduce energy consumption across its property estate. In 2021, Glencryan School in Cumbernauld was selected by the Council’s Energy Team as a pilot project for a commercial Hydro-Genie installation. The aim: to improve the efficiency of the gas heating system and raise the temperature of the swimming pool.

Solution

Commercial Hydro-Genie

A bespoke, Commercial Hydro-Genie system was designed, and over a 5-day period, installed onto the school’s existing gas heating header pipe work.

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We could never get the pool above 23°C which was quite chilly for the children. After being switched off for the weekend, it would take three days to get back up to temperature. 

MRS LAURA ROWE, HEAD TEACHER
Glencryan pool temperature before
Hydro Genie System
Hydro Genie System
Glencryan pool temperature before
Hydro Genie System
Hydro Genie System

How Hydro-Genie Works

Commercial Heating Set-up example:
(Platinum Hydro genie System shown)
How Hydro Genie Works

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ENERGY

SAVING

In 2018-19, Glencryan School consumed 710,645 kWh. After the installation of the Hydro-Genie unit, the energy consumption for 2020-21 (after COVID shutdown) reduced to 540,701 kWh, a saving of 24%. This reduction in energy use also substantially reduced the school’s carbon emissions. And the pool was much warmer!
Staff have noticed an improvement in temperature across different areas in the school. We have also noticed an improvement in our swimming pool’s temperature which this new system is heating incredibly faster.

MRS LAURA ROWE, HEAD TEACHER
Glencryan pool temperature after
Staff have noticed an improvement in temperature across different areas in the school. We have also noticed an improvement in our swimming pool’s temperature which this new system is heating incredibly faster.

MRS LAURA ROWE, HEAD TEACHER
Glencryan pool temperature after