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There is a range of information available to help your school improve its environmental performance. Our climate change and facilities management teams are also able to offer advice on improving your energy performance and cutting emissions.
Emissions from schools currently account for a large proportion of our greenhouse gas emissions. Improving the energy efficiency of our schools will deliver multiple benefits:
Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life.
According to the Carbon Trust, within a typical school:
Delivering energy efficiency measures in these two areas will offer the greatest efficiency savings.
For advice on how to save energy in schools visit the Carbon Trust website.
We are keen to make the most of natural and low carbon sources of energy. As a result we're currently exploring options for increasing the amount of zero and low carbon energy used across the schools' estate.
If you are considering installing solar panels please first review the council’s Solar PV checklist for schools.
We have been working with several schools in the Wandle Valley Low Carbon Zone (LCZ) to improve their energy performance and cut carbon emissions. Haslemere Primary school has benefited from a range of measures including:
|Installation of 10kW solar photovoltaic panels||
|"Carbon Hub" educational software resource||
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This page was last updated on Wednesday 14 January 2015