It’s out with the old and in with the new at Whittington Primary School in Staffordshire, as teachers and pupils say goodbye to their inefficient old boiler in favour of a brand new energy efficient biomass heating system.
The biomass boiler will not only help to keep the school safe and warm for generations to come, but it will also help them cut their carbon emissions and save in the region of £140,000 in the process. The installation has been supported by the npower Juice Fund, which was set up back in 2001 to help renewable energy and community based projects across the UK.
For every customer who signs up to their Juice green electricity tariff, npower donates £10 into a fund which supports renewable energy projects. To date the scheme has raised more than £2 million and has helped to develop a host of ground-breaking community projects including the installation of solar photovoltaic panels, biomass heating systems and wind turbines.
Commenting on the new biomass boiler, the school’s head teacher Sally Wilmot said it would make a huge difference to the school, not least helping them to save money on their heating bills.
“We are proud to be doing our bit to help the environment by having the boiler installed and we’d like to thank the npower Juice Fund for helping to provide our school with renewable energy for years to come,” she added.
To celebrate the installation, npower and the school are using the project to educate pupils about the benefits of renewable energy, how electricity is generated and how they can do their bit to help the environment by cutting their carbon footprint.
“The npower Juice Fund is designed to help projects like this,” says npower Project Manager Matthew Cole. “We are delighted to be able to work with Whittington School to enable them to save thousands of pounds over the coming years and benefit from the use of renewable technology.”