12 Sep The Thomas Alleyne Academy gets LED Lighting

A school in Stevenage is one of the latest community buildings to be getting a new LED lighting funded by the Education Social enterprise fund for LED lighting.

The Thomas Alleyne Academy in Stevenage, Hertfordshire has had the new LED lights installed by Education Lighting Specialist “Renewable Solutions Lighting, following a successful funding application to the “Education Social enterprise fund”.

The Enterprise Fund was launched by Less is More Capital. A new and innovative financial institution accredited by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy which provides minimum cost funding for schools to invest in energy and money-saving technology projects.

Arthur Campion, Estates Manager, said: “We are delighted that work was able to start on this fantastic project and the school has been pleased to be able to work with Renewable Solutions Lighting to make it happen”.

“Our school is committed to making Stevenage a greener, more environmentally friendly town and these LED lights will help Thomas Alleyne save a significant amount on its energy bill, as well as provide a brighter and healthier environment to learn and teach in”

The Thomas Alleyne Academy is an 11-18 co-educational comprehensive academy with 850 students. The School converted to Academy status in September 2013 and is a proud member of the Hart Schools Trust, a Multi-Academy Trust committed to supporting schools in the local area.  In June 2015, Ofsted confirmed the rapid transformation of the Academy when it awarded the school ‘Good’ in all areas with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and management.

Over the Summer holidays the School has replaced over 1500 fluorescent light fittings with modern low energy LED luminaires. Reducing the school’s annual Co2 output by over 75 tonnes. With financial revenue generated from Energy savings over the 20-year project lifespan of an estimated £588,630

Mark Lewis, Headteacher of The Thomas Alleyne Academy, said: “The new LED lights will not only save the school money but we will also incorporate it into the children’s learning about the environment and renewable energy. The solution implemented by Renewable Solutions Lighting has provided us with a better learning environment, reduced our carbon footprint and will ensure financial savings that can be reinvested in our students.”

For further information

Renewable Solutions Lighting Ltd:  http://www.rslighting.co.uk/

The Thomas Alleyne Academy:  http://www.tas.herts.sch.uk/