50Taking action around the schoolKS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Install more insulation during refurbishment 25% of a building’s heat will escape via an uninsulated roof, which adds hundreds of pounds per year to heating bills. Insulating any roof spaces and unfilled external cavity walls is an effective and inexpensive way of reducing heat losses. Unfortunately many school buildings have flat roofs and single external walls making insulation measures more difficult, disruptive and costly. Improvements to these are most cost effective during refurbishment projects and should always be considered when the opportunity arises.
To earn your Energy Sparks points for the activity, staff and governors should review current roof and wall insulation across the school site, identify areas where insulation can be improved, and incorporate a programme of insulation into the school's site development plan. Earn your Energy Sparks points each time an insulation project is completed.