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Top tips to reduce energy and water use in schools

This publication suggests practical ways for schools to become more sustainable, should they choose to, whilst at the same time saving money.

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Top tips to reduce energy and water use in schools

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Energy and water are a major proportion of non-staff costs in schools and a major part of schools’ environmental impact. Some schools will have greater scope for savings than others but, overall, more than 20% of energy is wasted, and simple good housekeeping can reduce fuel bills by 10%.

Includes

  • upgrade heating controls
  • use energy efficient lighting
  • install smart metering
  • water economy
  • insulate hot water pipes