School’s £50,000 saving

A general view of pupils sitting an exam at Lawrence Sheriff school Rugby, Warwickshire. SUS-170809-145500001
A general view of pupils sitting an exam at Lawrence Sheriff school Rugby, Warwickshire. SUS-170809-145500001
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A Whittlesey school has saved £50,000 on its energy bills.

Sir Harry Smith Community College has been reaping the rewards of a Cambridgeshire County Council programme since the work was completed a year ago by Bouygues Energies & Services.

The pilot project included the installation of a raft of measures including 90kW solar panels, an LED lighting upgrade, upgrades to existing boilers, building energy management systems across the site and heating system insulation.

Overall, schools across Cambridgeshire are collectively saving £600,000 a year from the scheme.

Cllr Josh Schumann, the council’s commercial & investment committee chairman, said: “Schools have made significant savings on their energy bills through joining this programme. It means they get much more control over their energy usage whilst reducing their carbon footprint – and can even generate income.

“I am thrilled to see so many have already signed up to the scheme, but we want to encourage even more schools to sign up and see the benefits of guaranteed energy savings.”