4D Monitoring and LSH partner to deliver substantial energy savings across 27 sites.


In 2017, a Lambert Smith Hampton client – one of the largest real estate investment managers in the world – made a public commitment to drastically reduce energy consumption across its portfolio by 2030.

Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) sought to add value to the relationship by looking for a technology that could help their client meet these sustainability targets.

4D Monitoring pilot project

In September 2017, 4D Monitoring was invited to run trial installations across 27 LSH-managed sites in London. The commercial buildings involved in the pilot were a mixture of older stock and newly-built; ranging in size between 600 to 5000 square metres.

The aggregate cost of installation was just £2000 per building.

Within three months, 400 sensors had been fitted to key plant equipment across all 27 sites, feeding live performance data to the portal.

With the system in place, 4D Monitoring immediately identified 49 individual opportunities to optimise equipment runtimes. Contractors were then mobilised to make the recommended adjustments to chiller, boiler and air handling unit (AHU) operation.

Initial results: a massive reduction in energy spend

Energy consumption tableGraphWithin two months, energy consumption across the pilot sites was reduced by as much as a third.

In one building alone, a 35% reduction in kWh was observed compared to the previous 12 months. When extrapolated, this equates to a 37% annual cost saving.

Furthermore, the initial results suggest 4D Monitoring could identify and deliver wider energy savings of 10-30% per property, thereby delivering a payback within six to twelve months, which represents a significant potential return on investment.

Matt Livesey, Property Management Director, LSH: “The level of detail being obtained has proved to be a revelation. This has led to a three phase approach: identify quick wins, optimise the way the plant is used, and then maintain that level of performance.”

Phase two: driving ongoing savings

4D Monitoring is designed to drive a process of continual optimisation and efficiency gains. Once the findings had been responded to and initial savings made, 4D Monitoring provided a second phase of analysis and recommendations for further improvements.

This second phase included a series of round-table meetings, during which contractors were brought together to discuss what had been achieved, and what 4D Monitoring recommendations had yet to be looked at.

Into the future

Matt Livesey: “4D Monitoring has the potential to improve the way that property management is delivered across the industry as a whole, with enhanced supplier management, cost savings, and the improvement of building occupier wellbeing, as well as the environmental impact of reducing commercial buildings’ energy usage on a large scale”.

The next performance review is planned for May 2018, and we expect to see more energy savings as a result. If this proves successful, LSH aims to install an enhanced version of the 4D Monitoring system across its nationwide portfolio.

For more information, or for a demonstration, call us on 01480 484999

4D Monitoring and LSH partner to deliver substantial energy savings across 27 sites.


In 2017, a Lambert Smith Hampton client – one of the largest real estate investment managers in the world – made a public commitment to drastically reduce energy consumption across its portfolio by 2030.

Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) sought to add value to the relationship by looking for a technology that could help their client meet these sustainability targets.

4D Monitoring pilot project

In September 2017, 4D Monitoring was invited to run trial installations across 27 LSH-managed sites in London. The commercial buildings involved in the pilot were a mixture of older stock and newly-built; ranging in size between 600 to 5000 square metres.

The aggregate cost of installation was just £2000 per building.

Within three months, 400 sensors had been fitted to key plant equipment across all 27 sites, feeding live performance data to the portal.

With the system in place, 4D Monitoring immediately identified 49 individual opportunities to optimise equipment runtimes. Contractors were then mobilised to make the recommended adjustments to chiller, boiler and air handling unit (AHU) operation.

Initial results: a massive reduction in energy spend

Energy consumption tableGraphWithin two months, energy consumption across the pilot sites was reduced by as much as a third.

In one building alone, a 35% reduction in kWh was observed compared to the previous 12 months. When extrapolated, this equates to a 37% annual cost saving.

Furthermore, the initial results suggest 4D Monitoring could identify and deliver wider energy savings of 10-30% per property, thereby delivering a payback within six to twelve months, which represents a significant potential return on investment.

Matt Livesey, Property Management Director, LSH: “The level of detail being obtained has proved to be a revelation. This has led to a three phase approach: identify quick wins, optimise the way the plant is used, and then maintain that level of performance.”

Phase two: driving ongoing savings

4D Monitoring is designed to drive a process of continual optimisation and efficiency gains. Once the findings had been responded to and initial savings made, 4D Monitoring provided a second phase of analysis and recommendations for further improvements.

This second phase included a series of round-table meetings, during which contractors were brought together to discuss what had been achieved, and what 4D Monitoring recommendations had yet to be looked at.

Into the future

Matt Livesey: “4D Monitoring has the potential to improve the way that property management is delivered across the industry as a whole, with enhanced supplier management, cost savings, and the improvement of building occupier wellbeing, as well as the environmental impact of reducing commercial buildings’ energy usage on a large scale”.

The next performance review is planned for May 2018, and we expect to see more energy savings as a result. If this proves successful, LSH aims to install an enhanced version of the 4D Monitoring system across its nationwide portfolio.

For more information, or for a demonstration, call us on 01480 484999