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Swimming to success at Tollcross

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The recently refurbished Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow features a sophisticated building control system, which incorporates Sontay’s highly successful SonNet wireless sensing technology. The innovative wireless system is improving energy efficiency and reducing costs for the swimming centre while also bringing greater flexibility for the use of the building.

Refurbished for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014, the project involved extending the 18 year old centre’s arena space to increase seating capacity. Extra seating has been added to one end of the venue with Sontay’s wireless SonNet system now measuring temperature and humidity across the swimming pool area.

The building had an existing Schneider BMS system, which incorporated the new Sontay sensors perfectly and allowed them to be controlled remotely. The installation was carried out by MCE Scotland, an engineering firm specialising in HVAC control and building energy management systems.

Installation was quick and easy. Since sensor operation is based on the latest 2.4 GHz licence free radio technology, specifying SonNet sensors eliminated the need for MCE Scotland to run any structured cabling to the products.


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