Education Sector

From early years to university, the education sector are focused on providing facilities for their teachers and students that are safe, energy-efficient, and provide the best possible learning environment.

They are also tasked with reducing the costs of building operations.

CILS provide solutions and services to schools, higher and further educational organisations to address these issues.

Smart education buildings

Our solutions create the ideal learning environment, increase operational efficiency, reduce CO2 emissions and lower energy costs for your school, college, or university.

CILS have completed a vast portfolio of educational projects, for the University of Birmingham, the University of Antwerp, the University of Wales and dozens of schools across Luton and Peterborough, to name a few.

Each of our education sector clients have saved significant amounts of energy and related costs, whilst improving their environmental footprint.

We deliver state-of-the-art technology ’as a service’, at no capital expenditure. Most of our education clients are cashflow positive from day one.

Want to hear from our education sector clients directly?

3 local authority schools are sharing their experiences in this video – including the headteacher of now the greenest school in Luton.


Lower energy costs from lighting

LED lighting combined with Internet of Things (IoT) controls and smart sensors dramatically lowers energy and running costs, and automatically adjusts light levels for occupancy and daylight settings.

Save on heating and cooling

Realise significant savings using smart sensors, automatically reducing heating or cooling demand in unoccupied spaces.

Decarbonised heating

Integrate decarbonised heating systems such as air source heat pumps, to reduce your CO2 emissions.

Reduce maintenance costs

Reduce the need of constantly changing lamps with the installation of LED lighting. Using smart sensors, match your cleaning schedules to use of space and occupancy.

Increase student and staff productivity

Optimise light and temperature in classrooms and common areas, to create comfortable learning environments all year round.

Analyse space utilisation in real-time

Identify occupied and unoccupied areas for energy savings, safety and use data-driven information to determine the best use of space.

Solar PV

Generate your own electricity for your school, college or university, to lower the cost of energy and demonstrate to students, staff and parents your commitment to net zero.

Access valuable data-driven insight

Smart sensors and IoT systems go way beyond reducing energy consumption. Actual energy use measurement, basic heat-mapping, real-time location services, asset tracking – all can improve educational buildings’ security and provide valuable data for building management analysis.

This is a solid basis for data-driven decision-making, future upgrades and building optimisation.

See our education sector case study

Icknield Primary

Icknield Primary School

Icknield Primary set themselves a challenge to be the greenest school in Luton, and cut their energy consumption. With smart LED, solar panels and…


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