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Case Study

University College Dublin - Centralised Control of 15,500 Points Across 300,000 m2 Campus

Applications: Heating, air handling, cooling, lighting, fire alarm, lift alarm, gas alarm, and water usage applications
Number of Points: 15,500
Number/Type of Building: 60 buildings / 300,000m²
Network: Industrial Ethernet, Arcnet
Cylon Hardware Installed: UC32 range, UCxx range
Cylon Software Installed: UEC 6, UCC, Weblink Server, Paging


University College Dublin (UCD) is the largest third level college in Ireland. The main centre at Belfield consists of over 50 buildings on a 132 hectare site and there are additional buildings at a number of outlying locations. The treated floor area of approximately 300,000m² is managed centrally by the Unitron Building Management System.

An intensive period of construction in recent years resulted in an unprecedented increase in campus running costs. As a government funded body there is ongoing pressure to cut energy spending and this led to the establishment of the UCD Energy Unit. Its mandate is to improve energy efficiency, reduce overall energy costs, and improve unit cost estimates while promoting an environmentally friendly policy.

“The Cylon solution provides centralized control across the whole campus which means we have very effective management of our buildings right from the  desktop”

Brendan Robinson, UCD Energy Unit