Case Study: Plymouth College

Case Study: Plymouth College

We helped Plymouth College identify viable energy saving measures.

The Brief

Plymouth College is the top private school in the city, with both day and boarding pupils. The school’s buildings range from 150 to 10 years old, some of which are listed. The school has 550 pupils and around 70 teaching and support staff. Energy accounts for approximately 3% of overall cost.

Our Approach

We identified 12 improvement measures and worked out their subsequent savings in energy and cost. We then produced an Implementation Advice Report, which broke down the key measures that could be put into action. It explained the potential costs and energy savings, as well as the likely payback periods of each measure. The report also provided advice on behavioural change, financial support, and guidance on the use of external organisations to complete the work.

Our Solution

The college is planning to implement a variety of energy saving measures. One such measure is to fit variable speed drives with high efficiency motors to pool circulation pumps, which will save them an estimated £1,662 per annum. The payback period is less than 2.5 years.

Service provided

  • Energy Audit
  • Implementation Advice

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