ESL Drive Down Energy Consumption Dramatically For Historic School
Ripley St Thomas Academy is a large historic secondary school overlooking the City of Lancaster and the Lake District. With approximately 1750 pupils the school dates back over 150 years. It has a strong and dedicated team that provides the children with the best opportunities possible to achieve their full potential.
The school were keen to look at ways to drive down energy consumption and invited ESL to provide an energy efficient lighting solution that could be implemented throughout the whole school. With a number of buildings of various ages the existing lighting varied considerably, this offered a considerable challenge to ESL to provide low energy LED alternatives at the correct colour temperature and at an equal consistency through-out which is essential for a good learning environment.
The existing lighting consumed approximately 33560kW of power per year with the lights being left on 10 hours per day during term time. The existing fittings were difficult to maintain and so ongoing maintenance costs were found to be high.
Having completed many lighting projects for schools over the years ESL had the experience to produce a detailed solution to achieve the schools desired objectives. Most of the fluorescent tubes were replaced with either FLUX LED panels or FLUX LED OVARA tubes to provide a high, yet instant and equal output. FLUX LED lamps offer a lifespan of approximately 50,000 hours compared to 8,000 from a traditional fluorescent lamp and with the ESL 5 year warranty the school were safe in the knowledge that should a light fail ESL would provide a free of charge replacement.
After completing the project the end result meant that the school reduced their yearly consumption from £36,579 to £12,449 per annum. Carbon emissions were also reduced from 199T to 68T with a total reduction 67% in energy costs.
The school were delighted with the end result and level of service the ESL team provided. The installation of the FLUX LED lamps and fittings meant the school achieved their objective of substantially reducing its energy costs and carbon footprint while also reducing maintenance expenditure. With improved flicker free natural light levels it was found the school benefited from a more uplifting brighter environment for both staff and pupils.
"Being a large school, our energy costs were quite significant so we were keen to look at ways to reduce costs. We carried out some research and LED lighting was considered the most cost-effective solution. After contacting a number of companies and speaking to other schools, ESL was judged to be the best option in terms of value for money, quality of products and deliverability. Since the installation was completed we have noticed a substantial reduction in energy and maintenance, while also improving light output across the school." Sue Edwards, Director of Business & Finance.
LED Lights Drive Lower Energy Consumption At West Lea School
To provide the most efficient lighting method possible whilst improving existing light levels and reducing the school’s carbon footprint. West Lea School is a Specialist Sports College caring for pupils aged 4 – 19 with special educational needs located in the London borough of Enfield. The school have a strong dedicated team who provide the pupils with the best opportunities possible to achieve their potential.
In line with its drive to lower their energy consumption, the school contacted ESL, the lighting consultancy partner of Flux LED, to provide more energy efficient lighting throughout the whole school. The existing lighting consisted mainly of fluorescent tubes which consumed a massive 60,109 kW per year as the lights were found to be 1st and 2nd generation and as such highly inefficient, they were also constantly switched on during school hours.
The fluorescent lights were also difficult to maintain and so ongoing maintenance costs were found to be high. The school wanted to remove or hide unsightly wiring and conduit in the main corridor that had built up over the years through changes and technology upgrades.
Having completed lighting solutions for 100’s of schools, ESL were quickly able to produce a detailed solution to achieve the schools’ desired objectives. ESL also took into consideration a request for new emergency lights throughout and provided a comprehensive solution to address this issue.
The fluorescent tubes and fittings were quickly replaced with FLUX OVARA LED lamps and new fittings to provide a high, yet instant output.
ESL removed the unnecessary wiring and provided a false ceiling grid in the main corridor fitted with flush fitting FLUX LED PRIRIO panels to produce a smooth clean look that the school was after.
FLUX LED lamps offer a minimum lifespan of 50,000 hours which in a school environment would equate to over 10 years maintenance free lights.
The result meant that rather than costing West Lea School £6237 a year, their bills were reduced to £1654 per annum. Carbon tons were also reduced to 33T to 9T and a total reduction in energy costs of 73%.
The school were delighted by the results and customer service levels provided by the ESL team. The installation of the new FLUX LED lamps and fittings meant the school achieved its objective of substantially reducing its energy bill and carbon footprint.
The light levels were found to be significantly brighter than the old fluorescent and offered a more natural flicker free light which not only produced lower electrical and maintenance costs but improved light levels considerably offering a more uplifting and brighter environment for both staff and pupils.
“We were keen to look at ways to reduce energy costs and after speaking to Enfield Council considered the most cost effective solution was to upgrade our lighting. After contacting a number of lighting companies, the solution and quality of products provided by ESL was the best. Whilst substantially reducing energy and maintenance costs the light output has improved considerably.” Paul Quinn, School Business Manager
Lighting Solution Brightens Learning Environment
Lena Gardens Primary School is a small school located in the London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. The school have a strong dedicated team who provide the children with the best opportunities possible to achieve their potential.
The school were keen to look at ways to reduce energy costs and after speaking to other schools in the area, new lighting was considered the most effective solution. Lighting that is at the correct colour and equal consistency through-out is essential for a learning environment.
The existing lighting consisted of mainly florescent tubes which consumed 45008KW per year as the lights were found to be constantly on during school hours. The tubes were difficult to maintain and ongoing maintenance costs were found to be very high.
Having complete many school retrofits, ESL the lighting consultancy partner of Flux LED, were quickly able to come up with a detailed solution to achieve the schools desired objectives.
ESL also took into consideration the number of emergency lights through-out the school and provided a comprehensive solution to address the issue.
The Fluorescent tubes were quickly replaced with FLUX OVARA LED lamps which offer high yet instant output.
The FLUX OVARA LED lamps offer a minimum lifespan of 50,000 hours which in a school environment would equate to over 10 years maintenance free lights.
The result was a reduction in costs from £5506 to £849 per annum and Carbon Tons from 24T to 4T, saving 19T per annum. A total reduction of 81%.
The lights were found to be brighter that the old fluorescent and offered more of a natural type of lighting creating a better learning environment for both staff and pupils alike.
The LEDs do not flicker or build up any excess heat and were less intensive on the eyes whilst working on PCs.
“We were keen to look at ways to reduce energy costs and after speaking to other schools in the area, new lighting was considered the most cost effective solution. After contacting a number of lighting companies, the solution and quality of products provided by ESL was the best. Whilst substantially reducing energy consumption and maintenance costs”.Karen Simkins, School Business Manager
Lighting Solutions Saves the Day with Schools Electricity Shortage
The London Oratory School is a large school located at its present site since the 1970's - Size approx 1200 pupils. ESL, the lighting consultancy partner of Flux LED, were contacted by the school as they were experiencing a shortage in electricity supply. The school were faced with an investment of £150,000 for a new electricity sub-station to ensure that electricity supply levels would be adequate for the future. ESL were offered the opportunity to come up with some alternative options in reducing costs in order to avoid the purchase of a new sub station.
The London Oratory school has been spending an estimated £24,112 per annum on lighting energy costs per year. Following the installation of ESL LEDs this was reduced to an estimated £5,467, saving in the region of £18,645 per year.
There were additional savings also to be made in terms of lamp replenishment costs and internal maintenance, estimated to be in the region of £6,000 per annum.
Major Lighting Re-Fit for Largest FE College
Cambridge Regional College is the largest FE College in the UK with over 13,000 full and part time students in attendance. The college estate consisted of a number of differently designed buildings. Trevor Smith, Facilities & Estates Manager, initiated an energy lighting retrofit of the entire college with a view to reducing energy costs and carbon emissions, but also with the purpose of improving the working conditions for staff, students and visitors.
The project was developed and managed internally and after a lengthy tender process the project was awarded to Energy Saving Lighting (UK) Ltd. The lighting design submitted by ESL was accepted as the most desirable and effective lighting solution to achieve the college's objectives of becoming an efficient and sustainable organisation.