Cheltenham Ladies' College has launched an innovative energy-saving programme, which aims to reduce energy consumption across the school's 36-acre estate by at least 12 per cent.
The Horizon system, from Acutro, uses artificial intelligence to monitor and optimise energy efficiency across the site, representing an important step in College’s aim to become carbon net zero.
A 12% reduction in College’s energy consumption equates to 275 tonnes of CO2e; equivalent to 1,654 mature trees photosynthesising for one year.
As well as reducing CLC’s carbon footprint and energy costs, the system will also monitor CO2 levels and room temperature throughout the site and make according adjustments to maintain comfort and wellbeing among the pupil and staff body.
The new technology will be adopted in the summer and it is anticipated that it will cut energy consumption by a minimum of 12%, but possibly as much as 15-25%.