LED lighting upgrade at St Thomas More school – Saving £15,000 p.a.

St Thomas More, catholic school and sixth form college is a typical state school in Nuneaton. As with most school buildings of its era, lighting comprised of more than 1,000 old fluorescent tubes and panels of various sizes, with a significant number of failed bulbs. The overall effect being inefficient, ineffective and failed to show the school off in its best light, literally.

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Before engaging with Green Capital, our attempts to upgrade the school to LED were restricted to replacing bulbs one by one as they blew; a process that would have taken decades to complete.

Green Capital upgraded the entire school at absolutely no cost to us, reducing our electricity bills by £15,000 annually.

Tim Lloyd

School Business Manager

Financial Benefit
Monthly lighting cost
before the upgrade
£1,923
Cost to client for refit £0
Monthly lighting cost
after the upgrade
£673
Monthly reimbursement
to Green Capital
£625
Monthly cost saving
for the client
£625

Green Capital’s shared savings solution meant that we could project manage and pay to upgrade the entire school’s lighting stock to energy saving LED.

Following a comprehensive site audit, we were able to then propose a solution to the school that would mean not only can they upgrade all of their lighting to LED for free, but they would also share in the resulting energy cost savings.

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