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Energy efficiency and carbon saving advice for schools

UK schools could reduce energy costs by around £44 million per year which would prevent 625,000 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

Improving energy efficiency in schools does not mean compromising the comfort of staff and students. In many cases, implementing some simple energy saving measures actually improves conditions, as well as saving money.

Both upper and lower schools are pushed to make the most of their resources, while providing a solid education for students. Being energy efficient saves money, so is an excellent way to release funds for curricular resources or facilities.

 

In addition to economic benefits, there are social and environmental advantages to reducing energy consumption, such as preserving fossil fuels and minimising impact on the environment. This is increasingly important to the reputation of schools, as students, teachers and parents become increasingly aware of climate change.

Moreover, actions taken to become energy efficient provide an excellent opportunity for practical learning and real-life application for students. Many energy saving actions can be undertaken or monitored by students, while the science behind it might be a great opportunity for targeted classes.

Further guidance

Schools sector overview (CTV019)

Energy efficiency support

See our services to find out how we can help improve energy efficiency of your organisation.  This includes our Empower for Schools interactive online tool.

We also offer financing and implementation support for organisations seeking to invest in energy efficient equipment, for more details visit our Implementation & finance page.

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