Energy use and businesses
Cutting energy use reduces costs, boosts profit and provides funds for reinvestment within the business. Advice is available from a wide range of organisations, including:
Energy use and schools
Curriculum-resources and energy management advice are available in the SEACS Project Toolkit, joint-funded by the EU and Devon County Council. There is, for example:
- A self-evaluation matrix to guide you on your energy awareness journey;
- Primary and secondary-age lesson plans for Design & Technology, French, Science and PSHE;
- Tips on running a whole-school awareness raising campaign;
- Guidance for arranging a United Nations style Climate Summit;
- Templates and guidance to help your school audit and measure its energy consumption, and;
- Case studies and videos showing how others have used the tools.
The Carbon Trust has produced a free guide aimed at school premise or business managers. It contains an overview of opportunities to reduce energy costs in schools and provides links to more detailed technical information from the Carbon Trust.