Nant Y Parc Primary School - Caerphilly County Borough Council


Key information


The Wales Recycling Fund

Technologies used:

LED lighting



Client type:

Local authority

Estimated savings


Loan value

90 tonnes

Lifetime carbon savings tCO2


Annual financial savings

Caerphilly County Borough Council was able to improve the quality and efficiency of the lighting at Nant Y Parc Primary School following a £24,899 loan from Welsh Government.

This loan is part of the Recycling Fund, funded by the Welsh Government with pipeline building provided by Salix.

The council, alongside all other public sector bodies in Wales, has set its sights on reaching net zero by 2030, twenty years ahead of the nation’s overall target.

As part of this mission, Caerphilly is working to introduce more efficient LED lighting across all schools.

At Nant Y Parc Primary School, improved lighting levels provided by the LED upgrades meant that the school was able to reduce the number of fittings from 258 to 160. Lighting control was also improved where it was needed.

The height of fittings was amended to ease issues with future maintenance, such as cleaning.

The installation is anticipated to reduce the annual energy consumption by 23,722 kWh, providing an annual financial saving of £3,406 for the school.

This project will also result in an annual carbon saving of 6 tonnes equating to a lifetime saving of more than 90 tonnes.

Headteacher, Nicola Davies, confirmed that the replacement lighting has made a considerable difference to the learning and teaching environment for staff and pupils as the school is significantly lighter and brighter.

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