ENER-G has opened a new research and development centre in Salford.
ENER-G group Chairman Tim Scott opened the new centre, next door to the company’s global headquarters.
He said: “We are investing more than £1 million per year in research and development to ensure that ENER-G continues to be a global leader in clean technology – producing innovative world class products that reduce cost and carbon.”
The opening event was a joint celebration to mark production of the first batch of ENER-G’s new E-MAGINE building energy management control system, developed by the in-house team.
ENER-G has been working on the E-MAGINE system for two years, clocking up 32,000 man hours. The technology, which can cut energy consumption by a quarter, has been trialled at ENER-G’s headquarters, achieving excellent energy efficiency performance.
The new R&D centre is home to the company’s hardware development team, which worked in partnership with ENER-G’S software design engineers, based in Sussex, to develop the new building controls technology.
Now the team are working on the second phase of the E-MAGINE product together with future projects, including advanced control systems for low carbon technologies, such as heat pumps, air conditioning, combined heat and power units and metering systems.
The new E-MAGINE building energy management system uses the latest in IT and internet technology to control and manage all heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting applications, reducing energy usage up to 25%. It is both tamper-proof and pre-engineered to provide easy and rapid installation and commissioning, and assured lifetime reduction on energy costs and carbon savings.