Friday 28 February 2020

Parrs Wood High School cuts annual emissions by 286 tonnes a year

Parrs Wood High School cuts annual emissions by 286 tonnes a year

Parrs Wood High School, a specialist technology college in Manchester, has slashed its energy spend by £52,000 and reduced 286 tonnes of annual carbon emissions.

Using a loan of £236,000 from government-funded organisation Salix Finance, the school upgraded lighting and lighting controls and installed a building energy management system, automatic doors and insulation - it will repay the loan through the savings realised, meaning there is no expense to the school.

Parrs Wood has its own dedicated 'CO2 team' made up of a group of sixth form students with a passion for sustainability - they worked out how best to reduce the emissions associated with lighting and heating the buildings and wrote the application for funding.

The total works are expected to reduce energy consumption by 45%.

CO2 club ambassadors Misha and Megan said: "We joined the CO2 team to make a positive impact on the environment (before it’s too late!) and gain real-life work experience in school.

"It is very interesting work and we enjoy being part of the team."

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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