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eEnergy transforms The Cavendish School

eEnergy supports The Cavendish School in saving £31,964 and transforming the learning and teaching environment with LED lighting solutions. There is a visible difference throughout the entire school,  making day to day interaction easier for students and teachers alike.


About The Cavendish School

IAPS member, The Cavendish School was founded in 1875 in central London. The school later moved into their current site in Camden when they incorporated into a charitable trust in 1970. The Cavendish School offers three phases of primary education: Early years foundation, Key stage 1 & 2 currently offering schooling to approximately 240 students.

The school are committed to motivating their pupils and employees to make a difference, especially in being more sustainable. Both eEnergy and Cavendish understood the need to be more energy efficient which supported the partnership and drive to energy usage and carbon emissions.


The challenge

The key areas that needed attention was improving lighting, reducing energy costs and improving energy efficiency. Students indicated difficulty in being able to concentrate and see clearly due to the quality of lighting causing eye strain. It was important to Cavendish, to implement brighter, energy efficent lighting to support the learning experience, whilst freeing up budget for the school that could be used where it mattered most- further enhancing the quality of teaching.


The solution

eEnergy survey identified old inefficient lighting at the school. The lighting upgrade  of all 194 lights at the school was modelled and an opportunity was identified to reduce  energy consumption from lighting by 69%.


The results

  • Gross annual savings of £4,339
  • Total net savings of £31,964 over 10 years (cost reduction of 41%)
  • Carbon emissions reduction by 5.5 tCO2e
  • Carbon Reduction equivalent to 261 trees

Our pupils are very keen to ensure we are doing all we can to be more sustainable. When I spoke with our bursar about this lighting upgrade project, it made a lot of sense from both a sustainability viewpoint and financial perspective. Energy is a hot topic, so it’s great we’ve improved light quality for our pupils and reduced our consumption for no upfront cost.

Taryn Lombard Headteacher, The Cavendish School

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