By REBECCA SHEARER
Logic Energy, a Glasgow-based company that specialises in energy monitoring and energy management systems, has created an eco-friendly competition for primary schools in which the winners will receive a free ‘weather station’.
Established in 2007, Logic Energy provides services to businesses in a wide range of industries including education, agriculture, manufacturing, refrigeration, tourism, construction and sport and leisure.
The company is now working in partnership with schools and local authorities on educational projects showcasing energy efficiency, renewable energy production and technology. With more and more schools signing up for environmental awareness schemes such as ‘Eco-Schools’, Logic Energy brings energy and natural resource topics to life for students by directly linking their own lives and school environment to the wider world and sustainable development issues.
For example, Notre Dame High School has recently moved into a state-of-the-art building in Greenock, which incorporates innovative features to reduce the school’s environmental impact and dependence on non-renewable energy.
Logic Energy designed a fully interactive website displaying live environmental conditions from the school’s weather station and real time energy information – power consumption, energy generation from their PV panels and C02 offset information from the schools’ resource management systems.
Educational animation was used to bring this information to life as well as illustrating energy efficient design features throughout the school. By linking to a digital monitoring display to encourage pupil interest in their school energy savings the system helps the students to understand where energy comes from, and the costs both environmentally and financially, associated with wasting energy.
Felix Wight, Community Energy Scotland, said: “Logic Energy is giving away a super weather monitoring station with interactive web display to one lucky school in the UK this summer.”
“To nominate a school to win, comment on the company’s social media website. The school with the most nominations will win.”