Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew London

kew-gardensThe Royal Botanic Gardens (RBG) at Kew comprises 121 hectares of gardens and botanical glasshouses at Richmond in southwest London. RBG Kew’s carbon reduction strategy is comprised of three main elements: Energy Conservation Measures, Low to Zero Carbon Infrastructure & Behavioural Change.

The project which was carried out by ENGIE’s energy efficiency team, guarantees both tangible energy savings and a six year payback period. The work which included smart energy sub-metering, voltage optimisation and LED Lighting replacement formed part of one of the first contracts agreed within the London Development Agency (LDA) procurement framework RE:FIT.

Since the completion of the project works, ENGIE are now providing Asset Performance Management including remote monitoring, benchmarking and an efficiency review service. This data is providing RBG Kew with fully auditable verification of the guaranteed savings & ROI (return on investment).

The ongoing measures at RBG Kew have contributed to a 7% reduction in total energy cost across the estate and 6% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2e) equivalent emissions.

To view more information on how our online energy management tool is helping Kew Gardens, access the full case study here.