The companies have partnered with Utility Rentals to set up a new funding scheme. No capital investment is required from the schools, which are allowed to pay for the equipment out of energy savings.
Utility Rentals will work with Energys and Smart Eco Energy to provide flexible operating leases to the schools, making it easier to switch to green technology.
Energys specialises in energy-efficient retrofit technologies, including adapters for replacing old-style fluorescent lamps with upgraded alternatives. The scheme will also support the use of a wide range of other technologies, including LED.
Kevin Cox, technical director at Energys, said: ‘There are still thousands of schools using old and inefficient fluorescent lighting and recent budget cuts make the funding of upgrades almost impossible. The Utility Rental lease scheme offers an innovative solution to funding challenges – instant energy savings with no upfront costs.’