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Slough Grammar School
Address Slough Grammar School
Lascelles Road, Slough
Berkshire SL3 7PR
United Kingdom
Year of construction 1914/1930/1996
Year of renovation 1997 - 2003
Total floor area 6478 m²
Number of pupils 1200
Number of classrooms 61
Typical classroom 48 m²
10,7 m² window area
30 pupils

The energy saving measures to be installed were identified from an initial energy survey of the school, which identified that the total utility expenditure was over 39,000, with fossil fuel consumption 133% above target and electricity consumption 70% above typical UK targets. Based on this survey, an energy policy was prepared that included details of recommended improvement measures and a proposal was submitted to the Energy Saving Trust for funding support. Once approval for the grant was received, a five year contract was drawn up and agreed and the energy saving measures - heating controls and lighting controls - were installed.

Retrofit features:
The central oil fired boilers were replaced with new gas boilers and after sealing of underground ducts containing asbestos insulation new pipework was run at high level in corridors. Slough Grammar School took part in the Energy Services for Schools Programme run by the Energy Saving Trust. A 5 year energy services contract was set up, controls on the electric heating of relocatable type classrooms and occupancy control of lighting in classrooms and other areas were installed. Low cost automatic utilities auditing system using real time monitoring of energy consumption and remote meter reading technology was installed.
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