The installation of LEDs in Independent Schools will undoubtedly reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, so there is no real argument about the long-term necessity for change. There are compelling reasons to adopt LEDs by default.
Nevertheless, the financial benefits can be far less obvious to assess. To this end Powerful Allies was recently asked to undertake detailed cost/benefit analyses of so-called “Fully funded” LED proposals for several leading Independent Schools. The findings were alarming, but from this review emerged a solution which was both effective and financially viable from the outset; we call this LUXe, more later.
Comparative LED Proposal Findings
The reviews compared LED supply, installation and funding proposals from several providers and considered both the technical solutions proposed and the financial implications of the agreements.
In all cases we identified significant technical deficiencies and clear evidence of exaggerated financial claims, to the extent that for many schools there would be no actual saving in costs for the entire effective lifetime of the installation.
The LUXe solution
Without doubt, LED installations are capable of being financially viable in a relatively short period, say 3-5 years, subject to a competitive supply and installation cost and subject to affordable funding where necessary. The energy cost savings are worthwhile, and are more than adequate to enable “self-funded” schemes.
In order to ensure viability for Independent Schools, Powerful Allies has applied our transparent, low margin, common sense 100% Renewable Energy procurement ethos to the delivery of no-nonsense LED installations. We call this LUXe
LUXe; Affordable LED solutions
Design, specification and installation.