Know what you want? Try our 'Supplier Directory' 

Carbon Trust urges schools to invest in energy efficiency

The Carbon Trust is writing to all schools and Local Education Authorities in England urging them to take action on energy efficiency to help reduce their £500m a year fuel bill.
It said: 'No cost and low cost energy efficiency measures can save a secondary school up to £21,500 a year, which is equivalent to the salary cost of a newly qualified teacher.'

A new service for schools is being launched by the Carbon Trust which provides tools, resources and onsite training on saving energy and carbon. It also includes access to the Carbon Trust's online behaviour change software, Empower for Schools, designed to help teachers actively engage students through practical learning experiences, support for lessons, carbon comparisons and quizzes.

Richard Rugg, managing director of public sector advice at the Carbon Trust, said: 'We know that schools are needlessly spending too much money on their energy bills. Taking action on this will not only free up budgets for educational spending, it will also help to combat climate change. This is why we are launching a service to help them. In fact, if all the schools in England implemented our advice, we estimate that they could collectively achieve annual savings of £70 million on their energy bills.

'In most cases significant savings can be achieved within weeks or months, with low and no cost measures. In particular making sure that lighting, heating and devices that consume electricity, such as computers, are used efficiently. Further savings can be made through investment in building fabric, upgrading lighting, and putting in new heating systems or renewables.

'These measures not only help cut overheads so that schools can focus on educational spending, they have the supplementary benefit of creating a more effective learning environment.'

Click here for more.


Follow HVROnlineEditor on Twitter
8 November 2012

Comments

Already Registered?
Login
Not Yet Registered?
Register

BCIA launches school competition

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has launched a summer competition that encourages young people to devise an idea that could help reduce the energy consumption of their schools....

  07-Jul-2020

LG introduces new round cassette for multi v VRF systems

LG continues to introduce new and efficient product additions to its range of air conditioning equipment. Its latest introduction is its new round cassette, particularly helpful in spaces with high or exposed ceilings....

  03-Jul-2020

Steam Room Generators from Humidity Solutions

A Vapac Steam Generator designed specifically for use with Steam Rooms in the UK.
  09-Jun-2020
Heating & Ventilating Review is the number one magazine in the HVAR industry. Don’t miss out, subscribe today!
Subcribe to HVR

Diary

FETA Annual Lunch