The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has announced the winner of its Schoolz Out competition, which challenged school pupils to design an energy-saving product or initiative for their school that uses an element of control to save energy.
Seven-year-old Edgar Vann won an iPad for his idea, which was based on a solar-powered system designed to save water by collecting rainwater to use in place of mains water. Edgar included a diagram of how the system would work at his school, with the headteacher being able to operate a heating system for the collected water from their office.
Other entries included a solar-powered fan control system and a solar-powered, roof-mounted weather station that controlled the school’s heating system.
Terry Sharp, BCIA President, said: “I was really impressed with the standard of entries. The judging panel had a very tough job in deciding the winner and it was great to get an early glimpse at the future talent that could one day become key figures in our industry.”