Having been established back in 1552, King Edward VI College is a highly recognised sixth form college located in Stourbridge in the West Midlands. With over 1,600 pupils this thriving college is based on a single site that has grown over the years to one of the top ten sixth form colleges nationally. In 2014, the college opened the new Frank Foley Building, situated near Duke Street, at a cost of £3.5 million. This provides a new canteen for students, dance studio, drama suite, computer science and graphic design facilities.
While clearly a college with a rich history, our remit as Energy Saving Experts was to work together to analyse the current provision of utilities to the site and provide future management of their energy spend and usage.
We reviewed all their current contracts and utility meters for each building on the college grounds and discovered multiple suppliers spread across several meters. To add to the complexity the supply contracts were also not aligned to the same contract end dates, which added to the challenge of effectively managing usage and outgoings across the multiple suppliers.
With our team of energy experts we accomplished the task of negotiating all gas and electric supplies to be aligned to the same common end date and simplified the offer to two suppliers providing a competitive utilities package and securing rates until 2025.
Energy efficiency savings totalling £6,160
As official partners with Newbury Racecourse for the 2019/20 season, The Energy Check will become title sponsors of two race days at the Berkshire course – The Energy Check Raceday on 25th October 2019 and The Energy Check Summer Evening Racing on Thursday 9th July 2020 as part of an initial 1-year deal.
The Energy Check’s role will also include the provision of energy brokerage and consultancy services, helping Newbury Racecourse to reduce costs and make important savings on energy consumption. This includes the implementation of changes to processes and culture, as well as longer-term projects that integrate renewable technologies and infrastructure.
“A utility audit undertaken by The Energy Check uncovered several issues and led to savings circa £9000 on distribution costs. A constructive relationship has now developed paving the way for sponsorship by The Energy Check for our school and children. We’re currently in the process of discussing complimentary onsite audits exploring further savings.”
Keith Dolling – Director of Finance King Edward VI College