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Reduction in lighting costs

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eEnergy & Sperrin Integrated College

eEnergy supported Sperrin Integrated College to improve their energy consumption, efficiency and deliver long term cash-flow benefits and helped them save 64% on their lighting costs.  Around 1,462 luminaires were audited and reviewed for upgrades with an average of 1,986 burning hours.


About Sperrin Integrated College

Sperrin Integrated College was established in 2002, since then they have provided 20 years of the best education for the students, now attracting students from all regions. Sperrin strives to provide and encourage equal opportunities for all students, a desire for learning and partnerships with the parents to ensure all students have the chance to reach their full potential.

The College initially opened with 51 students and has now grown to over 500. With a large integrated setting providing high quality education and resources for all students, lighting was a key element that needed to updated from both an environmental and education perspective.

As heavy energy users, keeping the lights on from 8am through till 4pm, Sperrin understood the need to review this on their journey to being environmental leaders in their community and among their peers. The key areas that were highlighted in the audit were: the main areas, Integrated emergencies and outside lighting.


The challenge

The audit revealed poor performance for existing lighting systems. Both high burning hours and low efficiency lighting led to increased in lighting costs. It was important to provide a lighting solution that would financially benefits the school as well as improve quality of lighting output.

The installation needed to be completed without any loss of production within the facility. This included no disruption to teaching, and couldn’t cause any health and safety hazards for students during school hours.


The solution

The LED system was installed without any up-front charges. Sperrin paid for the installation on a monthly basis over seven years, with their energy saving covering more than the cost. We will maintain and guarantee the lights for the period of their contract.


The results

  • Year 1 NET savings £2,677.24
  • Total Gross savings over 7 years: £161,549.11
  • Total Gross Savings across 10 years: £249,563.40
  • Total of 64% saved on lighting costs over 7 years
  • Carbon emissions reduction by 437 tco2e
  • Reduction on annual lighting by approximately £19,841

There has been quite a number of factors that have been important in changing our lighting. Our students are very clear that they want us to be environmentally friendly, and leaders within out environmental strategy.

Brigid Heron, Principal

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