Isaac Newton Academy

Isaac Newton Academy

State-of-the-art Academy raises the standard with advanced combined heat and power technology

Isaac Newton Academy are using a technically advanced ENER-G 90kW Combined Heat and Power unit to assert their commitment to green energy initiatives, whist generating over £32,000 per year in energy savings and reducing their carbon footprint by around 144 tonnes per annum, the equivalent to taking 48 cars off the road each year.

Isaac Newton Academy is a non-denominational, non-selective school, welcoming girls and boys from all backgrounds from the local community. The school opened with just 180 Year 7 students in September 2012. Each year it will welcome another cohort of pupils until it has 1250 11-8 year olds in 2018.

Isaac Newton Academy, the foundation for a vibrant learning community is in place. The academy is a glorious building, purpose-built to provide a small school experience to a large student body.

As a forward thinking Academy, they looked into efficient and energy savings options for the brand new building. One of the school's largest initiatives was the installation of an ENER-G 90kW Combined Heat and Power (CHP) unit.

By using CHP to generate electricity on site the heat created in the electricity generation process can be recovered and used by the school can use to provide its hot water and heating requirements.

The CHP system was commissioned in July 2012 but started running properly in October aligned with the opening of the new school. As part of the package, ENER-G's specialist CHP engineers will maintain the system for the academy.

The CHP system was bought by the school on capital purchase with premier plus contract cover. This ensures that the Isaac Newton Academy receives ENER-G's vast industry experience and the financial and environmental benefits associated with CHP technology, safe in the knowledge that any maintenance requirements would be promptly resolved.

The CHP system generates electricity and recovers the majority of the heat created in the process. In conventional power stations this heat is simply wasted into the atmosphere through power station cooling towers, much energy is also lost along the many miles of electrical distribution cables needed to bring the power to site.

By using CHP to generate electricity on site the heat is used to provide heating and hot water providing increased comfort for the school's staff and pupils during the winter months.

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