Driving energy efficiency in schools does not mean having to compromise the wellbeing of staff and students. By implementing some simple energy saving measures will not only improve conditions it will help to reduce energy costs.
Multi award-winning low energy technology firm Extreme Low Energy Ltd is at the forefront of energy innovation providing schools with energy-efficient LED lighting, heating and solar PV power solutions. With the welcome news from the UK government £1 billion Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) to fund energy reduction projects and Education Secretary Gavin Williamson green light for £560 million for school repairs to make buildings more energy-efficient, there is no better time to upgrade.
Switch to LED and Reduce Your Energy Costs
As lighting accounts for around 20 per cent of a typical school’s energy costs upgrading to LED lighting is instrumental in helping schools to address environmental issues, saving up to 80 per cent of their operating costs. The return on investment of replacing all lighting with LEDs can be as little as two or three years, with the added benefit of reduced maintenance costs because they last longer.
Funding support for schools is available from Salix Finance who provides interest-free government funding to the public sector to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. If you are thinking of upgrading your school lighting system the ELe® team will manage the whole project from the initial site-survey, consultation, design, LED installation and will even write and submit the Salix Finance application on your behalf making the switch could not be simpler.
Schools Going Solar
If you are thinking of going solar ELe® are leading the way in solar revolution with their innovative energy-efficient solar power solutions. Combining LED lighting with Solar PV will significantly reduce your schools carbon footprint and electricity bills, as every school has the potential to generate its own renewable energy it is a great investment to future-proof your school and modular classrooms.
Energy-efficient schools are a sound financial investment and will help the UK meet its commitment to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. They also have a positive impact on how children learn helping incorporate sustainability into the curriculum.
With improved health and wellbeing benefits for staff and students including Covid-19 safe door access solutions Steriloc Shield the anti-virus entry system, ELe® can help keep your school safe and become more energy-efficient.