Project Description

UK Energy Watch were commissioned by Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College to undertake a lighting audit to evaluate their lighting energy and maintenance usage.

We compared their existing lighting/energy costs against the potential savings of a full LED lighting installation.

Using our interest free energy efficiency financing package, Lytham St Annes College are now saving over 64% on their annual usage and costs – approximately £30,000 per annum savings.

Project Overview

  • Energy Spend before LED installation: £46,531.27
  • Energy Spend after LED installation: £16,706,35
  • Annual Savings: £29,824,67
  • Total savings over the next 10 years with LED Luminaires: 298,249,15

“LSA Technology & Performing Arts College is one of the largest schools in the North West with over 1400 students populating its campus.

With energy bills exceeding £120,000, the school had tried a number of different ways to materially reduce its annual spend. Most of these efforts involved staff and students remembering to turn off lights and equipment and close windows and doors so was not always practical or effective.

As a local supplier, the school approached UK Energy Watch to carry out a survey to look at the possibilities of a full LED installation. Throughout the process, UK Energy Watch was able to guide us through the jargon and the technicalities which allowed a decision to be taken to proceed, and with the further help of a Local Authority approved electrical installer the project was completed on time and within budget during the summer break in 2016

Although there were initial concerns around the project being delivered within the timescale, working with UK Energy Watch proved to be a very positive experience, with the focus at all times directed towards the needs of the school. With such a large project it was inevitable that issues would arise but these were dealt with calmly and professionally by the design/install team, with the school being involved at every stage of resolution.

A further project is being considered at the school regarding the floodlights on our all-weather pitch and I will have no hesitation in working with UK Energy Watch once again.

I am now looking forward to reporting back to Governors on the savings achieved and a job well done!”

Peter WebsterBusiness Manager of LSA Technology & Performing Arts College