Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire support Sir William Robertson Academy to invest in reducing their carbon footprint
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”
The £8.5 million Smart Energy programme has been part funded by the European Regional Development fund. This is enabling public buildings and small to medium businesses across the Greater Lincolnshire area invest in energy saving technology.