Sir William Robertson Academy, based in Welbourn near Lincoln, has just completed an energy saving project to help them reduce their environmental impact. The £40,000 investment went towards changing 521 lights to new energy efficient LED lighting.
This simple change will allow the Academy to make a financial saving of up to £10,000 a year. Not only will they save money on the running costs of the building, but reduce their environmental impact too, by saving around 29 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year. Additionally, the new LED lights will last much longer than the old ones, saving maintenance staff time.
The project was supported with 50% grant funding from Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire.
Mrs Sancha Maggs,Trust Business Manager and Chief Financial Officer for Sir William Academy, said that:
“We received a tremendous amount of support from Vicky Dunn & colleagues at Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire, in bringing this project to fruition. The results have quite literally transformed the learning environment around school. Classrooms are lighter and brighter as a result of the modern, energy efficient LED units; and the intelligent lighting controls in corridors and other common areas, enable the school to only use energy when needed. This is a win-win, as it means saving on energy costs and a reduction in our carbon footprint”
New LED lights in main hall
LED lights in hall.