Schools energy programme
The Schools Energy Programme is a comprehensive support package for all schools interested in saving on their energy bills, reducing carbon and improving the sustainability performance of their buildings. A wide range of downloadable resources are available.
The whole programme is self-selecting and free to participating schools. The energy and environmental management section does not benefit financially from any of the savings made by schools.
The programme is delivered by the Energy Management Officers through a one to one support system that includes delivery of the following:
- Launch meetings
- Individual school visits to give an overview of programme, resources and support available
- Staff and governor meetings to explain the project and what is involved
- School assembly to introduce the scheme to the whole school
- Pupil energy workshops
- Training for site managers / caretakers and bursars / business managers on energy issues in schools
- A schools energy audit, which includes analysis of energy consumption and recommendations for reducing energy use and costs, and identifying renewable energy technologies
- Provision of resources with ideas, assistance with calculating energy usage and costs
The programme offers an excellent vehicle for schools to reduce their energy consumption, carbon footprint and ultimately decrease the costs of running their schools. It also provides an opportunity for schools to demonstrate good practice to their pupils. The programme also supports the Eco Schools Green Flag Award because energy is a compulsory topic.
Schools interested in taking part in the energy programme should contact:
- Jane Denny, Energy Management Officer, Herefordshire Council
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: 01432 383449