UK schools could save around £70 million a year by implementing energy efficient measures.
The Carbon Trust is writing to all schools and education authorities urging them to be more efficient to cut their £500 million a year fuel bill and save up to £21,500 every year. Reducing their energy costs could also cut emissions by around 300,000 tonnes.
Richard Rugg, Managing Director of Public Sector Advice at the Carbon Trust said: “Right now we know that schools are needlessly spending too much money on their energy bills. Taking action on this will not only free up budgets for educational spending, it will also help combat climate change.”
The Carbon Trust has launched a new service for schools providing resources and online training on saving energy and cutting carbon emissions.