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Portsmouth: LED floodlights and smart systems

Following the Carbon Trust report Portsmouth International Port (PIP) received from Portsmouth City Council a grant of £185,000 to replace all the existing floodlighting within the port with LED floodlights.

Following the Carbon Trust report Portsmouth International Port (PIP) received from Portsmouth City Council a grant of £185,000 to replace all the existing floodlighting within the port with LED floodlights. Using LED over conventional floodlighting represented significant energy savings (in the region of 65%). PIP also has one of the most efficient and sustainable transport terminals in the UK with heating and cooling by sea-water heat transfer pump using a process of ‘ramped’ heat exchangers. As well as sea water flushing toilets and natural air ventilation using prevailing-windfacing wind chutes.

In addition, Portico have extended their scanning technology from the plantations to the shop floor. Part of the development included a facility for the shippers to determine in real-time and on line the state of their cargo to be collected. This was intended to counter the occurrence of HGV’s attending the port as soon as a ship came in regardless of the progress of cargo unloading. This would decrease the number of HGV’s idling within the port.

ENVIRONMENTAL TAGS: Reducing Emissions