New floodlights on the football pitches at City of Wolverhampton College are set to save money, reduce carbon emissions and improve the playing environment for students and customers who use the facility.
The project, at the college’s Wellington Road campus in Bilston, has seen 16 metal halide floodlights on the artificial 3G pitches replaced with 12 energy efficient LED lights, which will reduce annual energy consumption by 48.9% and lead to a saving of approximately £5,500 per year.
The new lighting has a lifespan of around 25 years, compared to the previous system’s average of five years, and a reduction in annual maintenance and replacement costs will save a further £1,334 per year.
The replacement will also lead to a CO2 reduction of 9,675kg per year, contributing to the college’s sustainability strategy and commitment to becoming carbon net-zero by 2033.
Installation of the new system has ensured that the pitches comply with FA standards and regulations and will improve visibility and playing conditions for the hundreds of players from youth, community and academy groups that use the pitches every week.
The college has invested £23,986 in the replacement scheme and expects to see a return on investment in around three-and-a-half years.
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