School Comparison Tool

This tool allows you to compare the energy performance of a number of schools within a Local Authority group or across the whole of Energy Sparks. The aim is to allow you to identify the best and worst performing schools to provide examples of best practice and to identify the schools needing the most support to improve their energy management.

Benchmark list, All benchmarks on a single page

School groups


Scoreboards

Stages of education

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Heating start time (potentially coming on too early in morning)

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This benchmark shows what time the boilers having been starting on average in the last week.

Generally, if the weather last week was mild then you might expect the heating to be coming on at about 6:30am. In colder weather depending on the fabric (insulation, thermal mass) of the school you might expect the heating to start earlier at perhaps 3:00am. If it's coming on earlier the school's boiler control probably warrants further investigation.

If the boiler is coming on too early remedies include:

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Optimum start analysis

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This experimental analysis attempts to help determine whether a school's optimum start control is working by looking at the times the boiler has started over the last year.

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