In a typical school, over 75% of the energy spend is HVAC, hot water, interior and exterior lighting. Up to 25% of this is typically wasted energy, so optimising systems, assets and in-particular the BeMS (Building energy Management System) that controls many of these assets can have a significant effect on energy usage and waste. The opportunity to optimise HVAC and Lighting through the BeMS exists in most schools, regardless of size, providing a quick payback period for the School, Trust or Operator paying the bills.

Energy costs are often the second highest expenditure in schools (behind the annual wage bill). On average, schools spend £6 on energy and water for each square metre of floor space in the UK. Energy costs per pupil range from £26.28 to £64.75 in secondary schools and between £16.46 and £51.87 in primary schools.

Actions taken as a result of good energy metering and monitoring can save
5-10% of a school's energy consumption



Regardless of whether your facility has undertaken extensive energy saving initiatives or this would be the first, we are confident that the savings will exist.

We will review the BeMS operation including; time schedules, setpoints and control strategies along with energy consumption data that will help us identify where energy is being wasted. We will also review the physical HVAC plant, how they are integrated with each other, and identify area of savings from assets configured incorrectly, equipment in manual and areas that require maintenance or repair. All of which will then be turned into a strategy agreed with the client and documented to get your estate back on track.

Key Benefits


  • Typical savings of around 15-20% of your total energy spend 

  • Typical ROI of <12 months if optimising existing assets (includes some repairs and controls works) 

  • Typical ROI of 24 months if BeMS controls require installing

  • Single supplier for all energy needs 

  • Start seeing savings from 4 weeks 

  • Experienced team of engineers and analysts who have worked on
    Secondary and Primary Schools

  • Any BeMS system, regardless of manufacturer or age 

  • Remedial works can be undertaken by current FM, Controls and
    Maintenance Contractors

  • Optimisation will lead to improved comfort conditions which will boost
    productivity and morale for both Staff and Students

  • The improved environment will benefit from reductions in energy use and carbon emissions which will enhance school image.




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