Wellington School in Timperley, Altrincham, is a secondary school with around 1,400 pupils who it aims to develop into happy and successful young people who fulfil their academic potential and develop the skills and attributes to live, contribute to, and work in tomorrow’s global society.
Like many schools we visit, the building was originally constructed in the 1930s when energy use was not a consideration. To overcome this, the school had already begun a programme of replacing inefficient boilers with modern condensing boilers and replacing older light fittings with low energy LED units. To support the further realisation of energy savings, the school engaged Zenergi’s technical division, Briar, to undertake an energy audit to gain insight into the areas where cost effective energy, operating and carbon savings can be achieved. The aim was to identify opportunities for reducing carbon emissions through a strategic plan of works, while delivering immediate cost savings.