Schools across England are being asked to find ways to change the carbon footprint of their school. Initial investigations show schools could potentially make a saving of up to £10,000 per year!
One school in Sunderland was recently in the press talking about their switch to low energy technology. They switched because pilot studies have shown that they could potentially reduce their energy consumption by up to 30% if they installed the various technologies identified. This school, the Thornhill School has found that it has managed to reduce its energy costs per pupil by more than £12 per annum – all by upgrading their lighting. This has resulted in a annual saving of £10,848 and a lifetime saving of £138,972.
John Hallworth, headteacher, was quoted in The Sunderland Echo as saying ‘The new lighting has transformed our building into a much brighter and stimulating place to learn, whilst saving energy and money.
I would advise schools to take advantage of this funding opportunity and work with your local authority to maximise the difference it can make.”
Thornhill School took advantage of one of the many funding options available to schools.
There are various technologies which will help your school to make this type of saving in both costs and in reducing energy. These might include cooling systems for ICT equipment, thin client installation, energy efficient hand dryers, server replacement and virtualization and boiler replacement.
The quickest and simplest way to make an impact on your carbon footprint and your budget is to convert all lighting – both indoors and out, with low energy LED lighting.
Imagine the impact on the country’s commitment to reducing carbon usage if all schools across the UK switched to LED lighting?
Source : The Sunderland Echo (http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/business/energy-pilot-saves-money-for-sunderland-school-1-7389989 )
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