029 2002 1777

Lighting up Bishop Childs Primary School

 

Bishop Childs Church in Wales Primary is a Voluntary Aided school which was opened in April 1988, serving the community of St Mellons, Cardiff.

It’s a mixed school with 210 pupils between the ages of 4-11.

 

Background

Bishop Childs' lighting was approaching 30 years old and had not been upgraded since opening. Their emergency lighting also fell short of current regulations.

The added complication was that the existing ceiling contained asbestos materials.

With poor light quality and escalating energy and maintenance costs, the school decided to look at a
wholesale lighting upgrade.

Lighting upgrade

Designing new lighting for Bishop Childs Primary School proved to be a rewarding project for Ineco Energy. We replaced the existing lighting with a full energy-efficient LED lighting solution at no upfront cost to the school, thanks to Department for Education approved funding. The project was particularly tricky as it involved working with asbestos materials.  

Survey

We undertook a detailed lighting and room survey to enable us to mastermind suitable designs for the school. All designs must meet the required lighting and emergency lighting standards. We presented Bishop Childs with a full energy assessment; this detailed the energy, carbon and financial saving potential for the proposed design.

Asbestos

Knowledge and expertise are paramount when working with materials containing asbestos. Our asbestos trained team installed the new solution, working diligently and taking extra care to ensure asbestos materials were handled in a safe manner. The installation was completed in four days and performed outside of school hours so that there was no disruption to the pupils or staff.

Results

The new lighting at Bishop Childs Primary School has improved safety, as well as delivering an enhanced learning environment. The school will continue to benefit from improved environmental credentials and reduced energy bills for years to come.

We can help to light up your school in a similar way – do contact us and we’re happy to discuss how we can help.

Results

Energy Savings

76%

Tonnes Carbon Savings

188

Financial Savings

£46,294

"The Ineco Energy team provided a professional service from start to finish, and installed the project within a difficult environment. The lights look great and we are very happy with the light quality and final results of the project.”

Estates Manager, Bishop Childs