Hodge Hill Girls’ School

Hodge Hill Girls’ School is a Selective Grammar School housing over 700 students. The School benefited from the installation of energy saving measures through the Birmingham Energy Savers (BES) schools programme in early 2014.

We have developed an ongoing partnership to replace existing light fittings with our environmentally friendly and cost effective LED lighting solutions throughout the school. Funding was made available through Salix based on the projected savings per annum on their energy consumption.

Carillion Breathe awarded us a hard-won ‘Approved Supplier’ status based upon our ability to provide LED lighting solutions that were not only priced competitively, but were also superior in quality, leading to lower failure rates than our competitors’. In addition we were able to deliver shorter lead-times and project manage the works to ensure the install was executed to plan, and to deadline within the parameters set by the council.

The installation took three weeks to complete and has consisted of replacing all fluorescent/halogen lights (internal and external) throughout the schools various classrooms, administration offices, school hall and sporting area’s. In addition, all the exterior perimeter lighting was upgraded to LED floodlights using a variety of lighting controls to lower the energy usage.

Challenges

As a company protocol, we endeavour to achieve a number of aims:

  • To lower energy consumption to the maximum, reducing the number of year’s payback on the Salix funding
  • To reduce the amount of replacement fittings but maintaining the necessary lux levels required
  • Giving a professional, during and after care service during the install and beyond
  • To build a solid relationship with the client enabling the entire process to go as smooth as possible
  • All of the above criteria were met at Hodge Hill.

Benefits

Replacing the traditional fluorescent/ halogen lights with LED Tubes, LED Panels, LED Circular and LED Floodlights has enhanced all areas of the school and saved an average of 69% on their lighting energy usage thus improving on their reduction of Carbon Emissions.

Should in the rare event of a failure our comprehensive 3 year warranty ensures that any lamp will be replaced within 2 days at a considerable saving to the school.