Somerset County Council

Saving energy at school


Saving energy at school
Reducing energy waste and controlling your energy usage will help you to manage and reduce bottom line spend on utilities and reduce your carbon footprint.

Did you know: “Controlling energy usage will improve comfort for staff and students- and comfortable students will be more attentive, making learning more enjoyable for everyone” (Carbon Trust).

Steps to managing your energy usage
Follow the simple steps below to put in place an energy management system at your school to help you monitor, manage and reduce your energy usage. Click on the links in Related Services section to find further details, hints and tips and sources of advice for each step along the way.

Step 1: Create an energy policy for your school

Step 2: Set up energy/eco team

Step 3: Monitor your schools energy/water usage

Step 4: Identify energy savings

Step 5: Set a target and write an energy action plan

Step 6: Using the online tool - The Energy Viewer

Step 7: Implementing your schools Energy Management Programme

What next?
Engaging staff and pupils is key to the success of your energy management campaign. Raise awareness of what you are doing with staff and pupils and formalise your objectives in an Energy Policy.

Step 1: Create an energy policy for your school


Contact: Energy Management Team

Address: Somerset County Council, Business Development, County Hall, TA1 4DY
Phone: 0300 123 2224

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday closed.

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