Redbridge London Borough Council is the local authority for Redbridge in Greater London and is one of the capitals 32 borough councils. Redbridge is home to over 300,000 people and the council is committed to reducing its green gas emissions. The council has set two key goals of making all of its operations carbon neutral by 2030 and to reduce all emissions to zero by 2050.
The council identified that they could make a huge electricity saving by changing their schools old inefficient lighting to LED, whilst improving the boroughs educational learning environment and tendered the project in early 2019.
what we did…
After being successful through a UK wide tender process in September 2019 Energy Efficient Solutions Group (EES Group) were initially appointed to upgrade 20 Redbridge sites.
All sites were delivered on time & budget and thanks to EES Group’s higher output luminaries the savings were around 10% higher than anticipated. This was achieved by carefully analysing every room and installing the most efficient lighting possible. This included sensors in low used areas too.
The commitment that Redbridge has given to EES Group in helping them reduce their carbon footprint highlights the long-term working relationship, the quality of work, innovation in design and value for money that we provide.
The success of this ongoing and sustainable project was due to the team at EES Group having the ability to provide each site with the required LED luminaries, along with an experienced and professional installation team that undertook the work.
Liaising with the principal contacts including site managers, business development managers and head teachers was vital to the project’s success during its planning and execution. EES Group have been sensitive to Redbridge’s needs and only installed at times appropriate to the project ensuring little to no disruption.
We have our own dedicated project manager for all our lighting upgrades and only use our own in house highly trained electricians (we don’t use subcontractors) . We pride ourselves on being capable of organising and communicating between the many stakeholders that are involved with these projects ensuring that whole process was completed smoothly.
As a producer and installer of lighting products, it is EES Group’s responsibility to ensure that measures are in place to allow for the environmentally sound disposal of our products and the ones we replace once they reach the end of their lives. This includes providing for the cost of recovery and treatment of the products. We use Lumicom and their ‘Lighting Specific Compliance Scheme’ who collect the old light fittings that we take from site and they recycle them at no extra cost.
We also offer a 10 year warranty on all LED products and this has given Redbridge reassurance of our quality and reputation.
“Energy Efficient Solutions Group were a pleasure to work with, our allocated project manager kept us in the loop throughout and made the whole process stress free. We are very impressed with the quality of lighting EES Group provided; it has completed transformed the teaching and learning environment for both staff and students as well as saving the school carbon emissions.”– Jacob Adekunle, Energy Management Officer.
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- annual carbon emission savings