This publication suggests practical ways for schools to become more sustainable, should they choose to, whilst at the same time saving money.
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%.
- upgrade heating controls
- use energy efficient lighting
- install smart metering
- water economy
- insulate hot water pipes