Forster Bowling Centre

Energy Management solutions

Case Study – Tenpin Bowling Centre, Forster

The Forster Bowling Club decided to expand and build a tenpin bowling centre behind the main club; this gave the club a new income stream and offered a new experience for the local community.

The installation was designed and installed with a focus on easy operation and a combination of efficient energy solutions which included a building management system.

Background
The installation was designed and installed with a focus on easy operation and a combination of efficient energy solutions which included a building management system. The BMS was specifically designed to run the centre and highlighted how easy it was to save energy and reduce running costs. Given the success of the tenpin bowl installation, club management decided to expand the system to include both premises.

Energy Management practices within the programming of the installation ensured a rapid payback and subsequent savings in energy costs; the retrofit installation pay pack period was 20 months. The system is programmed to operate around normal day to day trading, little to no staff input is required for the building to operate efficiently; no staff training was required. Management even proclaimed that the building ‘runs itself’ and upon completion immediately identified numerous advantages over traditional installations.

The lighting control system is based on a bus system which incorporates other electrical devices including air conditioning, blind control, automated windows etc.