The Montessori Place

In 2016 the Montessori Place purchased a site for a new school in Uckfield.

Built in the 19th Century, the property was old and poorly insulated, had inefficient lighting, and ran on Liquid Petroleum Gas.

BHESCo were approached to improve the energy efficiency of the school, and to find an alternative to using the petroleum gas.

After completing a survey of the site, BHESCo designed a 27kW rooftop solar array in combination with an air source heat pump. In addition, we project managed the installation of a new LED lighting system, as well as underfloor heating and new instulation.

The project was completed in Summer 2016 and financed with the help of BHESCo’s ‘Pay As You Save’ model.

What We Installed

27kW Solar PV

Thermal Insulation

Underfloor Heating

Air Source
Heat Pump

Energy Saving
LED Lighting

Annual Savings


20 tonnes CO2

66,550 kWh