Schools

  • The green approach

    By BSEE on April 2, 2009
    The new building for the Marlowe Academy in Ramsgate, Kent, has been designed to be extremely energy efficient to heat and cool.  Crucially it has a building management system (BMS) from Trend Control Systems, designed and installed by a Trend Partner company, Total Control Services Ltd, based in Tonbridge, Kent.  The heating and cooling system’s features include comprehensive monitoring and […]
  • Luxo gets six of the best

    By BSEE on April 2, 2009
    Luxo has won a major contract to supply complete lighting schemes for six Dundee Primary Schools. The Company has provided McGill Electrical, the project’s contractors, with an innovative lighting solution offering significant cost savings without compromising the quality of the fittings or the overall lighting requirements. The project includes an extensive selection of Luxo lighting solutions for the classrooms, corridors, […]
  • Schools warm to solar

    By BSEE on April 2, 2009
    With the recent installation of a ModuSol solar package, new Purewell VariHeat condensing boilers and direct fired Dorchester water heaters, all supplied by Hamworthy Heating, Duppas Junior School in Croydon has invested in sustainable technology for the future. The specification of solar is part of Croydon Council’s policy of investment into renewable energy sources for its schools wherever appropriate and […]
  • A new challenge

    By BSEE on April 2, 2009
    Leicester Grammar and Leicester Grammar Junior Schools recently relocated to a purpose-built complex in South Leicestershire, which brings the two schools together on one 75 acre site to provide state-of-the-art educational facilities for boys and girls from the age of 3 up to 18. The modern complex consists of a 13,500m² two-storey building, containing a reception, hall and refectory in […]
  • Learning to live with the environment

    By BSEE on April 2, 2009
    “The Building Schools for the Future programme will provide world class learning environments to inspire and engage young minds” is what Gordon Brown said recently about the programme, which sums up its ultimate objective in a single statement. There has been much speculation about funding, design and construction of new schools which while very important, should not detract from the […]
  • Solutions for schools

    By BSEE on April 2, 2009
    Building Schools for the Future (BSF) is the biggest-ever school buildings investment programme in the country and aims to rebuild or renew nearly every secondary school in England. It has created a unique opportunity for building consortia, specifiers and local authorities to create learning environments for children that are safe and secure, and where the buildings are easily and efficiently […]
  • Keeping control in the classroom

    By BSEE on April 2, 2009
    Given that the government’s has stated its commitment to achieving carbon neutrality for schools by 2016, it’s clear that the education sector is to play a pivotal role in meeting the UK’s overall emissions targets. Many of these improvements in energy performance will be delivered through initiatives such as Building Schools for the Future (BSF) and the Primary Capital programme. […]
  • Never underestimate the kids

    By BSEE on April 2, 2009
    When the IT revolution commenced in earnest it was evident that the most able section of our society to absorb the new technology were the kids.  Their intuitive approach to all things new meant that the learning process was fast and easy for them, leaving the adults building technophobia barriers of “yes, but…why….how?”  In general we adults have now caught […]
  • A class act for school heating systems

    By BSEE on April 2, 2009
    Most schools have sufficient year-round heat load to be ideal candidates for biomass heating. Around 90% of energy for school heating and hot water can be satisfied by biomass although this is a conservative estimate as, in real examples reviewed by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), a boiler sized at 50% of the peak could deliver 95% […]