Norwich High School for Girls, founded in 1875, is one of 26 schools of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), the largest group of independent schools in the UK, with 4,000 staff and over 20,000 students between the ages of three and 18.
Norwich High School has historical roots in Norfolk and in the local community, and houses around 1,000 students and members of staff at any given time. The main buildings are attached to a distinguished Regency house. In addition, there is the Polliwiggle Nursery, a Junior Department with many specialist rooms, a sixth form centre, music school, spacious sports hall, 25 metre indoor heated pool and a state-of-the-art performing arts centre.
Mr. Paul Fowler, the Norwich High School for Girls Estates Manager, remembers that, around 18 months ago, he realized that the implementation of a solid Building Energy Management System (BEMS) within the school had the potential to deliver a superior level of control over the heating system (comprising 16 gas-fired boilers) and save energy, as well as money.
“I had used the HeatingSave system at another school, so I was quite familiar with the superior level of control it provides, and I also knew how much money it can save”, Mr. Fowler answered when asked to explain the reasons behind his decision to suggest HeatingSave as the BEMS solution of choice.