The Co. Dublin school needed to improve its environment for both students and staff.

Key Results

  • 21,220 kgCo₂

    of carbon savings
  • €85,815

    in SEAI funding
  • €4,610

    in thermal energy savings


Sandford Park is a private co-educational secondary school based in Ranelagh in Dublin.

Before the retrofit, the school was very cold, particularly in the winter months and they had very high energy bills.

The project

They installed:

  • roof and cavity wall insulation,
  • lighting upgrades,
  • windows and doors improvements,
  • a heat pump to replace their old gas fired boilers and
  • a 30kWp solar PV panel.

The project was coordinated by: KRA Renewables.


Since the retrofit, the students and staff of Sandford Park Sandford Park School Ranelagh, Dublin School have experienced an improvement in comfort, with a more consistent temperature and pleasant indoor environment. Improved lighting has resulted in a better learning and working environment.

The project cost €286,050 in total. SEAI funded 30% of it as an educational project, which amounts to €85,815.

So far they have made:

  • €1,938 Electrical energy savings
  • €4,610 Thermal energy savings
  • €1,879 Renewable energy savings

The substantial cost savings have been reinvested into educational initiatives, providing enhanced resources and opportunities for students and staff.

The school would now like to upgrade the original school building which was built in 1894. They want to improve efficiency while also preserving its unique character.

A warmer and more comfortable school environment has truly made all the difference in our day-to-day life in the school community. It's not just about saving money but creating a space that fosters better learning and teaching. The commitment to sustainability reflects positively on the school's values. I am proud to be part of a school that prioritises both our present comfort and a sustainable future.
Deirdre Potts, Bursar and Facilities Manager

SEAI's community supports

This project was a recipient of a SEAI community grant. SEAI provides a range of additional community supports including free mentoring, technical supports and funding. In addition to grant funding, projects are able to apply for energy credits.

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