Our work with Schools as part of the Summer Works Scheme

Posted by | May 06, 2014 | Uncategorized | No Comments

The purpose of the Summer Works Scheme is to devolve funding to individual school authorities to undertake small-scale building works which, ideally, can be carried out during the summer months or at other times that avoid disrupting the operation of the school. Under the terms of the scheme, school authorities are empowered to manage these works with guidance from and minimal interaction with the Department.

As part of the Summer Works Scheme we have helped schools around the country with water and energy management.

We have undertaken extensive work with St Caimins Community School in Shannon including implementing a range of water saving methods in the school, below is a short testimonial from school’s facility manager.

As part of one of our Schools (St Caimins Community School, Shannon) Green Initiatives, we wererequired to look at reducing the Schools overall water and energy usage. Having heard good reports about SES, we made contact with them and asked them to help us out. Following an audit of the School they advised us on the most critical areas that needed to be looked at. They also showed us the initial outlay for carrying out the works and the anticipated payback periods. 

To date we have implemented many of their proposed changes and are seeing the savings as a result, some of the work they have carried out includes installing water saving equipment throughout the school, overhauling the heating system and installing new thermostats. I would highly recommend their services and we already have introduced them to another one of our schools.

Abeania Higgins,

Manager IRL,

HOCHTIEF Facility Management

 

Some of our more recent work includes finding a leak in water pipe of Cooraclare National School in Clare. The school contacted us because they were concerned that they were using much more water than a school of their size ought to be using. Using the Echologics range of leak detection equipment, which we are the sole Irish Distributor for we were able to find the leak in the plastic pipe as you can see below:

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If your school is planning on having some work done over the summer or if you would simply like to reduce your energy and water consumption contact us today!

Contact us today: info@actondemo20.com

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