Schools Go Green with £2m Investment to Reduce Environmental Impact
Major improvements have taken place across the Windsor Academy Trust family of schools in an ongoing commitment to reducing environmental impact and creating a more sustainable future.
Just over £2m has been invested at Cheslyn Hay Academy, Goldsmith Primary Academy, Great Wyrley Academy, Kingswinford Academy, Manor Way Primary Academy, Tenterfields Primary Academy and Windsor High School and Sixth Form as part of a successful bid by Windsor Academy Trust to the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme. The scheme is a government grant for public sector bodies to fund heat decarbonisation and energy efficiency measures.
The work at the schools included installing solar panels with the ability to generate 600,000 kWhrs of electricity per year, fitting LED lighting, installing double glazed windows, improving insulation and upgrading mechanical infrastructures, energy management and monitoring systems. These improvements reduce the reliance on non-renewable energy sources and significantly improve energy efficiencies. The work will have a significant environmental impact, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 257 tonnes every year – the equivalent to powering 31 homes for one year.
Windsor Academy Trust is committed to a more sustainable future and leaving the world in a better place for future generations, aiming to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2030.