Heating system configuration change

All actions

A collection of 14 actions that can be carried out around the school to help improve your save energy.

Adjusted radiator thermostats

Check thermostats weekly to ensure they have not been turned up by users

10 points for this action

Changed central heating operating times

Implement our guidance on setting the morning start time and heating end time to save energy

30 points for this action

Changed central heating set temperature

The best temperature for schools is 18°C in classrooms and 15°C in sports halls and corridors

30 points for this action

Changed heating frost protection settings

Improve your frost protection settings to avoid energy waste during mild weather

30 points for this action

Comprehensive review of boiler control settings

Optimise your school's heating controls using our downloadable boiler review worksheet

100 points for this action

Installed point of use electric water heaters

Replace circulatory hot water systems with point of use electric water heaters

50 points for this action

Replaced a gas boiler with an air source heat pump

Installing a heat pump will reduce your school's carbon emissions for heating and hot water by about 80%

150 points for this action

Replaced school boiler

Implement our guidance on purchasing an energy efficient new boiler or replace a gas or oil boiler with a heat pump

50 points for this action

Switched off heating at weekends

Cutting weekend gas use is one of the easiest ways to save energy

30 points for this action

Switched off heating for the summer

Implement our guidance to reduce the number of days in the year that your school heating runs

30 points for this action

Switched off heating in school holidays

Implement a procedure to ensure the heating is switched off during the school holidays

30 points for this action

Switched off hot water at weekends

Heating hot water can consume 40% of a school's overall gas consumption, switch off at the weekend to save energy

30 points for this action

Switched off hot water in school holidays

Implement our guidance to minimise energy waste on heating hot water during the school holidays

30 points for this action

Other

Record any other actions to improve the efficiency of your heating system here

10 points for this action