Sharing students' concern for the environment

Malahide Community School

Dublin, Ireland
What we did

Reduced energy use and no capital investment

Malahide Community School is a co-educational, multi-denominational school. In addition to educating nearly 2,000 children, the school also plays hosts to many adult education courses, using a lot of electricity. The lights are on from 8am to 8pm most days. They switched to LED lighting with zero capital upfront resulting in a reduction in energy use that will lead to a significant annual saving for the local school.

Gross savings per year
€13,109
Reduction in lighting cost
63%
Carbon reduction per year
48 tCo2
Year 1 NET Saving
€1,047
Year 10 NET saving
€70,780
Testimonial

“We are trying to instil certain values in our students. One of those is a concern for the world in which they live. There is a strong environmental consciousness among the student body and they were very much on board with the initiative. On its own it’s a small step, but we are teaching our students something of the value of making sound environmental choices. It is particularly helpful that in doing so we are also saving money for the school.”

Principal David Hayes

Before

Annual Lighting Costs €20,668

After

Annual Lighting Costs €7,559