The London Borough of Richmond is committed to becoming the most sustainable borough in London. As part of this, Hampton Hill Junior School was chosen for energy efficient upgrades, adding a Solar Hot Water system to their existing Solar PV system to further their green credentials.
Hampton Hill Junior School in Middlesex was opened on its present site in 1928. Initially a public elementary school, it was reorganised and renamed Hampton Hill Junior School in 1958.
The London Borough of Richmond, where Hampton Hill Junior School is based, is committed to becoming the most sustainable borough in London. They have made tackling climate change a priority and seek to set a clear and consistent lead in promoting energy efficiency and sustainable energy production through a £1 million project.
Striving to support this initiative, Hampton Hill Junior School had already had a Solar PV(Solar Electricity) system installed and had applied for funding through the Low Carbon Building Programme (Phase 2) to further their green credentials.
Taking the existing Solar PV system into account, and working in partnership with Landmark Energy, Mark Group carried out a technical assessment of the school to establish whether any additional renewable technology solutions could be installed.
A Solar Hot Water (Solar Thermal) system was recommended which would help cut the School’s heating costs by up to 40%. After discussion, Mark Group installed 20 Worcester Bosch FKC solar panels on the School roof, angled to capture sunlight for the maximum amount of time each day. Installation also took place during the summer holidays so there was no disruption for the students.
The solar panels meant there would be a constant supply of hot water to the School, as well as sufficient heat for the summer and a substantial part in winter.
“We are very pleased with the work undertaken by Mark Group, who proved themselves a very capable, competent and caring installer. The Solar Hot Water system and the new boilers should make a significant contribution in reducing the running costs of the school.”
Peter Williams, Landmark Energy