Kington Langley Village Hall (KLVH) is a modern and well equipped facility situated on the edge of the playing fields in the Kington Langley village conservation area and conveniently located just 3 miles from Chippenham, Wiltshire
KLVH was established as a charitable trust in 1963 to provide meeting facilities for villagers, but also rents out its premises to others as a way of generating income. Its main hall is a large flexible space, approximately 20m x 9m, that can accommodate 150 people at tables or 180 in close seating format. It also offers interested parties the option to hire the Committee Room, which is ideal for meetings and smaller presentations.
Kington Langley Village Hall’s Management Committee, through a Project Group, runs a continuous development programme that “centres on work to maintain the fabric of the building, to enhance the facilities and to improve our energy efficiency” said Peter Giles, the Head of the Projects Group.
Our HeatingSave reporter asked Dr Giles to provide some insight into KLVH’s energy saving initiatives. Peter, who has extensive experience in project managing multi-billion pound engineering projects, replied “Around 2 years ago, we conducted a thorough audit of our total operational costs and found that rising energy bills represented the single biggest cost we incurred.”
“We are a very busy village hall, as we host close to 1,000 booked sessions per calendar year. The interesting thing is that when we reviewed the hall usage information for 2013, we found that despite this the hall was only occupied for an average of five and a half hours per day. Our heating controls were a bit difficult to program so as to match the scheduled bookings. The meant that ultimately the heating was left on throughout the day, which was costing us a lot of money.”
Finding a system that met the KLVH Management Committee’s requirements was not the easiest of tasks. In fact, when asked about KLVH’s decision to choose HeatingSave’s HESM, Peter said: “We reviewed several competing products, but none of them met our needs. Since the hall is run by volunteers, we wanted a system that would not add any extra work for us and that would integrate with our existing room booking system.”
“None of the Energy Management System manufacturers we contacted were able to deliver this sort of functionality at a realistic price – none but HeatingSave!” he exclaimed.
The HeatingSave Hall Energy & Security Management System (HESM) manufactured by HeatingSave is a complete turn-key system that replaces your existing heating time clock to provide your building with an inexpensive all-in-one Energy Management, Room Booking and Security Access Control System.