Somerset County Council

Step 7: Implementing your schools Energy Management Programme


To ensure savings are maintained in the future it important to keep the momentum of planning and checking

What support is available?

Financial support

Energy Bureau Service – The Council’s Energy Team provide an energy bureau service to schools which helps them to achieve the best rates for energy, monitoring and managing energy usage and provision of technical advice. The aim is to help schools manage bottom line spend on energy to keep costs down. Please contact the Energy Team for further information. Email: or telephone 01823 357777.

Salix energy efficiency loan - Maintained schools interested in getting a SALIX loan for an energy efficiency project should contact the Corporate Property Team. Academies can apply directly to Salix Finance Ltd for an interest free loan for suitable energy efficiency projects.  Further information is available on their website, or for further advice please contact

Educational support

Eco Schools Assessments - If your school or academy is interested in becoming an Eco School, or obtaining an Energy Award, all the information you need including how to get started, the assessment criteria and how to book a Green Flag Assessment can be found here

What next?
Regular communication is key if you wish to involve the whole school community. Assemblies, surveys and displays are all good ways of getting the energy saving message across.

Download our Watt’s On? Energy awareness campaign posters or get your pupils to create some energy awareness posters to help you communicate the message.


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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