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Business: CorEnergy
Services: Renewable technologies
Markets: Education
Sustainability: Sustainability,
Client: Benchill Primary School
Date: 28/06/2022

Benchill Primary School

77% Electricity Reduction

Funding secured from Salix Finance

Equivalent to planting 459 trees

8 equivalent homes powered


Benchill had an overly complex existing lighting scheme comprising dimmable T5 fluorescent luminaires with integrated, linked sensors and emergency backup. The system was becoming obsolete and expensive to maintain. The challenge was to replace the system with a simple to operate LED solution, which maintained and enhanced the existing level of control functionality whilst delivering financial returns. A difficult challenge considering the existing lighting already dimmed, detected occupancy and daylight. 


Following photometric designs and assessing numerous products from UK manufacturers, CorEnergy proposed an LED solution which included integrated sensors, daylight and occupancy (absence / presence) linked for maximum energy savings and installed dimmable switches in all education areas to maximise flexibility. 

With careful design and product selection, the overall project increased functionality, achieved compliance with the required standards and was installed out of hours to ensure no disruption to education activities. Most importantly, it achieved a 77% reduction in electricity consumption, a proud achievement. 

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