Building fabric change

All actions

A collection of 10 actions that can be carried out around the school to help improve your save energy.

Added cavity wall insulation

Install cavity wall insulation to cut the cost of heating the building by up to 30%

100 points for this action

Added insulation to hot water tanks and pipes

Use our advice and alternatives to improve the efficiency of your school's hot water system

50 points for this action

Added loft or wall insulation

25% of a building's heat will escape via an uninsulated roof

100 points for this action

Added solar PV

Installing solar PV on your school roof is a very cost effective way of reducing energy bills

100 points for this action

Installed lights with occupancy sensors

Lights are often left on in unoccupied rooms so installing movement sensors can reduce electricity consumption

30 points for this action

Upgraded interior lights to LED

LEDs consume up to 90% less power than older incandescent bulbs and around 65% less power than equivalent fluorescent tubes

30 points for this action

Upgraded security lights to LED

Replacing external lighting with LEDs can be very cost effective particularly for circular compact fluorescent D-type lighting

30 points for this action

Upgraded security lights to PIR movement detectors

Installing Passive Infrared (PIR) type movement sensors means that lights may be on for one hour a day rather than 12 hours

30 points for this action

Upgraded windows to double or triple glazed

Ensure that the 'U' value of new double glazing is below 1.4W/m2/K

100 points for this action

Other

Record other energy saving building fabric change here

10 points for this action