Lohuis Lighting & Energy BV and BV Volgroen have beaten hands together to eliminate the financial barrier for schools that want to preserve. Together they founded the Schools LED Fund. This fund schools can appeal and thus enjoy the opportunity to move without investment and without higher monthly charges for sustainable LED lighting.
Each school is eligible for the LED Schools Fund and may appeal to do. After acceptance of the application is invest in LED lighting not needed. Moreover, the monthly payments remain the same. Because of the new LED lighting uses less energy and the energy losses are significantly lower. The amount that the school will save each month, is equivalent to the amount the school pays to the fund, the total investment is met. The cost of the new LED lights are so covered by savings on energy bills. In front of 2019 Schooling LED fund has a budget of € 10 million.
The reason for the establishment of the fund comes from the shared vision of Volgroen BV and Lohuis Lighting & Energy. "We see a lot of enthusiasm is in schools and in companies to sustainable buildings, but the stumbling block is the investment. We want to take this financial barrier, so that schools no longer able to preserve in the way. "said Anton Lohuis of Lohuis Lighting & Energy and Emiel van Sambeek (co)Founder of Volgroen.
The need for initiatives such as the Schools LED fund is large, was recently once again brought to attention by Bernard Wientjes, Chairman of Empire Building Initiative Agenda in Trouw 11 april j.l.. He said about include: "The sustainability of school buildings is too slow. Too slow. Schools should preserve five times as hard as they do now. At the current rate, all buildings, including schools, pas in 2350 sustainable as. This is not just a year. We have calculated. "
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