Christ the King is a larger than average Reading primary school with 400 pupils, provided by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth and maintained by Reading Borough.
SaveMoneyCutCarbon is working with Portsmouth Diocese to improve energy efficiency throughout its network of schools and was introduced to the school’s management earlier in the year.
An initial full survey showed the potential for excellent annual savings that the school would achieve through a full LED lighting retrofit, with reduced energy costs and lower maintenance.
The school’s old and inefficient fluorescent tube lighting was a prime target for replacement as maintenance costs were high and lighting quality was variable.
The SaveMoneyCutCarbon team managed the lighting project from survey to specification, installation, testing and monitoring.
As part of the end-to-end service, SaveMoneyCutCarbon also completed the complex Salix Finance funding application on behalf of the school. This ensured that an interest-free loan would cover the project costs, with repayments covered by energy savings.
The SaveMoneyCutCarbon Field Services team replaced more than 350 tubes and 2D fittings, across the whole school, including corridors, classrooms and the canteen.
- The LED retrofit will reduce lighting bills by more than £5,000 a year
- Carbon footprint will be cut by 63%
- Full Salix financing at zero interest means the project should be self-financing over seven years.
- School budget will stretch further with the yearly energy savings.