Cromwell House, based in Grimsby, is a safe and friendly environment where children with disabilities can come for some much needed respite. The site also has facilities to house 3 children on a permeant basis. Staff offer specialist care and support to families ensuring that long term outcomes for the child are achieved.
This valued community facility is now waving the green flag and has installed new energy efficient LED lights, a building management system, and 60kW of solar PV panels. This investment will enable the facility to reduce their energy bills; allowing the building to run more efficiently.
Providing 24 hour care in a warm and comfortable way means both day and night energy consumption are high. Solar PV will help to produce on average 20% of the energy needed to help the building run on a daily basis. This will enable the building to partly run off renewable energy and produce less carbon.
A building management system will keep areas at the right temperature, without wasting any energy. Any unexpected energy use will be flagged for checking.
This energy project has helped Cromwell House to start the process to become self-sufficient and sustainable for the future.
The manager at Cromwell House said:
“The grant we have received has allowed us to invest in energy efficient technology that will make a huge difference to our energy bills. We think it’s really important that we make sustainable changes to help reduce our carbon footprint and improve the environment. All small changes count to help make a difference”
The Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire programme has part funded the project along with Salix Finance, a government funded organisation who provide interest-free loans for public sector organisations to invest in energy efficiency projects.
Cromwell House is one of the many public buildings in the Greater Lincolnshire area benefiting from the Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire programme. Why not check out our other case studies to see what other buildings we have worked on?