Case studies

Engaging KS1 pupils at Widcombe Infant School
How Energy Sparks helped staff at Widcombe Infant School in Bath engage their young pupils reducing their carbon footprints at school and at home.
Energy Sparks Alerts
Automated alerts notified users of an unidentified heating problem, saving Freshford Church School £1000s in electricity costs.
Saundersfoot Primary Pupil Action
A cross curricular approach at Saundersfoot Primary saw pupils taking the lead on energy action in practical, creative and very effective ways.
Damers First School - Scoreboard Champions: Holiday Switch Off
How Holiday Switch Offs helped Damers First School cut their electricity consumption by 12% and become our top National Scoreboard Champions.
Haling Park - Scoreboard Champions: Whole School Involvement
Find out how Haling Park's whole school involvement helped them score top place in our London Scoreboard!
Reducing out of hours gas use
Northampton Academy used Energy Sparks to change their boiler controls to save 40% in annual gas use.
Stokes Wood Primary School
Find out how Energy Sparks has supported one of our top scoring schools to make huge savings and engage staff and pupils.
Harris Federation work with Energy Sparks across their Trust
Harris Federation saved £165,000 with an automatic ICT shutdown and was able to track the success of their campaign with Energy Sparks
Energy audit supports savings at complex-needs school
Sheringham Woodfields school followed advice to create and continue to develop their weekend and holiday switch off list, reducing their annual electricity consumption by 13%.
Turn it off Tuesday
Pupils at Prendergast Primary School took the lead on a switch off event that showed the entire school how easy it is to cut your electricity consumption.
Automatic overnight ICT switch off
Harris Academy Sutton installed an automatic shut down of ICT equipment in the evenings. This simple change will save them about £20,000 a year by reducing their electricity baseload.
Energy Sparks audits
Energy Sparks helped Mallaig High School cut their heating by 38%
Identifying inefficient equipment
Pupils at Freshford Church School used Energy Sparks to identify energy wastage from an inefficient freezer of £740 per year by reducing their electricity baseload.
Improving the timing of boiler controls
Whiteways Primary School used Energy Sparks to change their boiler controls to save 35% in annual gas use.
Storage Heater Control
Stanton Drew Primary used Energy Sparks to reduce storage heater costs by 28%. This saving covered the installation cost within 16 weeks.
Replacing an inefficient ICT server
Replacing an old inefficient ICT server saved Trinity First School £1,600 in electricity costs per year, returning the investment in 2.5 years by reducing their electricity baseload.
Replacing Storage Heaters
Trinity First School replaced storage heaters with air conditioning in its Early Years classroom block, saving about £1,500 per year in electricity costs.