Brighton Aldridge Community Academy

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Energy-efficient lighting expected to save tons of carbon emissions and money at BACA & PACA

Switch to more energy-efficient lighting expected to save tens of thousands of pounds and tons of carbon emissions at BACA & PACA

 The Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) and the Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA) have replaced old fluorescent lighting with clearer, brighter and more energy-efficient LED lights.

By making the switch and benefiting from the government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme to fund the majority of the project, the schools will collectively save over £150,000 a year in lighting costs.

The work involved installing more than 8,500 luminaires – or lighting units – and was carried out over four weeks and completed in December.

Aldridge Education estates director Will Shaw said: “We were aware that the lighting in a number of our schools needed updating.

“But we also wanted to find ways to reduce our carbon footprint and save operating costs, freeing up resources for education. This project achieves all those objectives.

“Students are highly engaged about their impact on the environment now so it is important that we can demonstrate to them that we are doing our bit to show environmental leadership.

“eLight has made the transition really straightforward and I’m sure we’ll be working together for many years to come.”

Click here to read the full story from Brighton and Hove News.