Climate Integrated Solutions are delighted to announce that one of our schools projects has been awarded the prestigious Green Apple Award for Environmental Best practice 2018.
Steve Gray, Managing Director of CIS said “This recognition is one of two 2018 Green Apple awards for school projects designed and delivered by CIS. We are so pleased for the schools that worked so closely with us to deliver the projects and who we continue to support as we look to help a growing number of schools to improve their learning environments and reduce their running costs across the country”
Ashby Fields Primary School looked to find ways to reduce operating costs and improve the educational environment for its staff and pupils. CIS surveyed the site and recommended a full LED lighting replacement programme be undertaken and in addition a suitable sized Solar PV system be designed and installed on the school roof. Both solutions were designed and energy cost savings modelled by CIS. The combined payback and carbon reduction calculations were submitted as an application for Salix funding. The project was successful in its application and achieved 100% Salix project funding support.
A full survey of all of the school was carried out to assess the current lighting and its performance, a full design for each area was then undertaken to achieve the appropriate lighting levels whilst maximising the energy use savings and delivering a better learning environment. A full summary of replacement lighting and savings was presented to the school.
CIS also designed the optimum solar PV system to be installed on the roof. We undertook roof structural surveys, completed an EPC evaluation and liaised with the District Network Operator (DNO) for the electrical grid connection ensuring we managed every aspect of the scheme for the school. CIS then modelled the Feed in Tariff (FiT) revenues as well as energy savings from generating energy on site.
All of the works were completed out of school hours ensuring no impact on the teaching staff during installation. The successful application for Salix funding ensured an interest free loan for the schools repaid out of energy cost savings and FiT income meaning no impact on school budgets in the short term and reduced running costs into the future
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