E.ON lights the way for energy efficiency at Friends of Roundhill Primary School
We recognise that many community groups and charities want to improve their energy efficiency but don’t necessarily have the money to complete the work required and Friends of Roundhill Primary school is a great example of this. The school wants to continue to become more energy efficient by looking at new technologies they could install at the school and it’s really encouraging to see a community group being so aspirational.
Staff and pupils at Friends of Roundhill Primary School in Bath are celebrating after receiving a grant for more than £1,000 from E.ON’s Energising Communities Fund to enable the school to continue its ambition to become more energy efficient.
The grant will be used to replace the strip lighting in the school corridors with energy efficient lighting and to purchase an electric timer switch for the water heating to enable the school to better control its heating during the evenings and weekends when its not needed as much.
It’s hoped that the energy improvements will have a direct impact on the energy consumption of the building and reduce energy costs for the school.
The school will also be using the funding as a way of encouraging pupils to become more energy wise and to raise awareness of the importance of saving energy.
Chloe Turner, Committee Member of Friends of Roundhill Primary School, said: “We’re thrilled to have received the grant from E.ON to purchase the new lighting and timer switch for our school building and to be able to continue to improve the energy efficiency at our school.
“A few years ago we had some energy surveys and investigations done to understand how we can become more energy efficient and save on energy costs. We’ve already put a number of these recommendations in place but there is still a way to go and the funding from E.ON will further help us on this journey.
“Our school aim is to advance the education of our pupils and to support and benefit the wider community with our activities. We’ve been using the energy efficiency improvements as a way of encouraging our pupils to become more energy aware using EnergySparks, an online tool designed to support schools in becoming more energy efficient. The pupils will now be able to explore the effect the new lights and electric timer have on the school’s energy consumption, which we hope will raise awareness and change behaviours around energy usage both here and at home.”
Suzanne Roe, E.ON’s Corporate Responsibility and Community Relations Manager, said: “We’re really pleased to have awarded the grant for more than £1,000 to the Friends of Roundhill Primary School to enable the upgrade of the lighting and heating controls.
“We recognise that many community groups and charities want to improve their energy efficiency but don’t necessarily have the money to complete the work required and Friends of Roundhill Primary school is a great example of this.”
“The school wants to continue to become more energy efficient by looking at new technologies they could install at the school and it’s really encouraging to see a community group being so aspirational. The school building is used by the wider community for evening and weekend activities so it’s great that the wider community will also benefit from the funding too.”
E.ON’s Energising Communities Fund was launched in 2013 and since then E.ON has given away almost £140,000 to 84 community groups and charities in England, Scotland and Wales through the fund.
The E.ON Energising Communities Fund is one of the ways E.ON is supporting homeowners and the wider community to become more energy efficient and to save money on their heating bills. To find more about E.ON’s solutions visit eonenergy.com/tomorrow
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