The ARC (Automated Response Command) energy efficiency software has been launched by the UK energy cost management consultancy Utility Team to optimise the cooling loads of commercial and industrial chillers claims to reduce energy usage by up to 20%. Live field tests of the ARC software across a range of sectors are said to have delivered reductions in energy usage of between 8% and 20%. 

The installation of ARC software at the Ricoh Arena for Wasps Rugby is said to have already delivered a 14% reduction in energy consumption, with the peak summer months still to come. According to the developers, ARC is a self-learning software that constantly monitors and logs chiller output, total energy consumption, and common header temperatures. ARC then uses this data to predict what is going to happen within the plant, based on historic events under the same ambient conditions and then recommends optimal adjustments accordingly. 

Delvin Lane, CEO, Utility Team, said: “Sustainability is a core pillar of the business and the reason we invested in the idea of ARC. Identifying that commercial and industrial chiller plants are often inefficient and waste energy and money, we set to find a solution to this challenge. The potential energy savings ARC could deliver was clear from the outset, as was the positive impact on reducing carbon emissions globally.”

Christopher Toze, ARC MD and Head of energy services, Utility Team, said: “Having undertaken months of real-world testing, the efficacy of ARC has exceeded all expectations. ARC is a fully packaged solution that is simple to install, is backed with performance guarantees and robust measurement and verification and, with an innovative Software as a Solution (SaaS) model that removes barriers to investment.”

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