Sherborne Girls School

The Challenge

Sherborne Girls’ school campus comprises of a selection of buildings that whilst purpose built, has evolved with a new block being added every 10 or so years since the early 1900’s. The main building of the school dates back to the 1800’s, when it was built as a country manor house. Despite their bespoke nature, the older blocks were built before energy efficiency was seen as important and were therefore lacking in insulation, and even the newer builds had potential for improvement.

With an annual energy budget approaching £500,000 there was a strong business imperative to improve efficiencies and reduce costs.

ReEnergise’s Approach

The first step in this project was to undertake a comprehensive energy audit of the school campus, culminating in a detailed report delivered in a form that was easy to ready and with clear actions identified and prioritised. The report included analysis on each of the school’s houses and buildings, options for improving the efficiency in each of these areas, and the costs and benefits of a variety of renewable and energy efficient investments. As part of the report, ReEnergise also undertook a thermal survey of the school campus, to highlight the thermal performance of the buildings. 

Sherborne Girls School

Course of Action

After delivery of the report to the client, ReEnergise were appointed by the school as project managers to support the implementation of an energy saving strategy. ReEnergise has subsequently run a tender process for the installation of a Solar PV and Solar Thermal system for the swimming pool and sports centre. We are now overseeing the installation of these systems.