Sustainability Spotlight - Works Department

Welcome to our Sustainability Spotlight where we showcase the dedication and innovative ideas of our Felsted staff and Students as we work together to make a difference. 

This week, as part of our Whole School Sustainability effort, we would like to celebrate the hard work and commitment of our Works Department staff who are working in collaboration with our Head of Sustainability to help promote new ways of working and saving energy.

Across our school, the Works Department has been working hard on helping to make physical changes to our buildings, including replacing fluorescent lighting with LED fittings to reduce electrical consumption and they have been instrumental in replacing oil fired boilers with more energy efficient gas fired alternatives where possible - more replacements are planned for the future too.

Some heating system controls have been upgraded to include external temperature compensators which help reduce reliance on fossil fueled heating and the installation of energy efficient double glazing (to replace single glazed windows) means we are able to retain more heat inside our buildings. They have also reviewed boiler plant room insulation and replaced it where it was needed.

They are currently investigating the feasibility of the provision of green energy solutions which will help reduce our site wide electrical consumption (namely installing roof mounted Solar PV arrays) and they are working across the sectors to encourage recycling amongst departmental waste streams.  

What a fantastic effort!  A massive thank you to the hard work being done behind the scenes by our Works Department!