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Case Studies

NPS South East - Castle Acre primary replacement school, Norfolk

This new build primary school incorporates a number of low-carbon and energy-efficient technologies to reduce its carbon footprint. Hot water for the classrooms is generated using roof-mounted solar panels, to provide up to half of the school’s hot water requirement.

The internal lighting system comprises low energy high efficacy lamps and an intelligent digital lighting control system. The lighting controls use presence detection and photocells to switch the lights off in rooms when there is enough daylight.

Digital energy meters have been provided on each electrical distribution board to encourage monitoring and targeting of energy consumption.

Rolton Group used sophisticated computer-modelling techniques to analyse, assess and reduce the energy consumption of the completed school. This software has been used to demonstrate compliance with The Building Regulations Part L2A (Energy Use).