Grundfos Partners with Barghest Building Performance

22 July 2021

Grundfos, a global leader in advanced pump solutions and water technology, and Barghest Building Performance (BBP), a Singapore-based energy efficiency technology provider, have signed a memorandum of understanding to deliver and scale an innovative energy-efficient digital solution across Southeast Asia. The solution can help reduce energy consumption of cooling systems by up to 40%, meeting the region’s urgent need for sustainable cooling solutions. 

The novel solution focuses on reducing the energy consumption of commercial and industrial climate control systems. Also known as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, it currently represents one of the world’s most important sources of greenhouse gas emissions. In Southeast Asia, rising electricity demand from cooling alone is projected to require around 200 gigawatts of additional generation capacity by 2040, and cooling could be responsible for as much as 30% share in the region’s peak electricity demand. 

Conventional systems often use up a high level of energy due to issues such as over-pumping to compensate for discrepancies between the chilled water supply and return temperatures. In addition, they have the tendency to run at constant speed and pressure throughout its operations, regardless of fluctuating cooling demands. The systems’ high energy consumption ultimately contributes to greater carbon emissions, driving climate change. 

Through leveraging automation technology, remote monitoring, and Internet of Things, the solution ensures the HVAC system operates in optimized conditions at any time, by intuitively regulating the interactions between the various parts within the system. This minimizes unnecessary energy use, and in turn helps customers reduce their environmental impact. Grundfos and BBP will look to scale this across Southeast Asia, focusing on Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, and Malaysia. 

Both recognized as leaders in driving energy-efficient solutions, the partnership brings together Grundfos’ application expertise, global presence, and ambition of creating disruptive digital offerings, with BBP’s patented technology, and implementation capability. BBP’s strong track record includes some of the world’s most prominent industrial and commercial real estate brands, ranging from data centers, hospitality, industrial, office, and retail. 

Courtesy of Grundfos.