BACKGROUND: Sedbergh School is a co-educational independent boarding school in the town of Sedbergh in Cumbria, in North West England. It comprises a junior school for children aged 4 to 13 and the main school. It was established in 1525.
CHALLENGE: Sedbergh School in Cumbria sought a solution to introduce natural light and reduce energy usage as part of their energy management strategy to reduce their carbon footprint.
SOLUTION: Having researched the industry, they chose to retrofit Solatube Daylighting Systems. Key factors in the Bursar’s decision-making process included the Solatube product’s BBA Certification which confirmed compliance to Building Regulations as well as daylight, performance and thermal characteristics.
RESULTS: The school’s in-house maintenance team installed five Solatube SolaMaster Series 330DS-C (530mm diameter) systems into the building’s flat roof. The square Prismatic diffusers complemented the existing suspended ceiling electric light fittings and three Solatube Electric Daylight Dimmers were also installed so the daylight may be easily dimmed for film or whiteboard presentations in the classrooms.