Heronshaw School is an ‘Outstanding school’ educating 235 mixed pupils between the age of 4-7 in Milton Keynes. The school has recently become an Academy as it continues its commitment to provide an outstanding education to its pupils.
Heronshaw School had wanted to install solar panels on the roof because they knew it was a sun trap having to install canopies to shelter the classrooms from the sun.
Upon learning that they could use government funding to install and own the solar panels they set about making it a reality. When it became apparent that there were also energy savings to be had from upgrading to LED lighting the school installed both.
How we reduced energy usage by 72% to save the school money
Our initial survey and energy bill analysis defined the energy saving opportunity at Heronshaw School. We hoped to complete the project having helped to save the school money while delivering a greener and efficient energy solution. Like many schools LED and Solar photovoltaic panels provide an easy first step on the journey towards net zero emissions and a greener school.
A detailed site audit was undertaken to capture building dimensions and a full asset register. Following this, our in-house design team produced and implemented a bespoke design to provide maximum value for our customers. We agreed the plan with the school before making it a reality.
Our experienced teams installed the solution during term time. With meticulous planning and execution, the lighting was installed during the evenings once the children had left for the day, while the solar panels were installed over the weekend.
The solution will help to save the school money, improve the learning environment and reduce the school’s carbon footprint.