UK schools could reduce energy costs by around £44 million per year through greater energy efficiency. And the cost savings available to further education colleges and universities are just as staggering.

Benefits of reducing energy use in the education sector:

  • Improve learning conditions

Studying in well-lit spaces that are heated to the optimum temperature (not too hot, not too cold) can boost learning capacity.

  • Tie into the curriculum

With schools keen to teach environmental stewardship in a practical way, energy-efficient school buildings can become a learning resource.

  • Meet environmental targets

Schools are often subject to local authority carbon targets, while universities are covered under the Carbon Reduction Commitment.

  • Ease stretched budgets

Saving on energy bills and maintenance costs can free up capital for additional staffing and equipment.

Simple ways to reduce energy use in the education sector: