Behaviour change

All actions

A collection of 12 actions that can be carried out around the school to help improve your save energy.

Introduced an energy efficiency reward system

Motivate classes and departments to take energy saving action

10 points for this action

Started a campaign to keep the doors and windows closed when the heating is on

Maintain good thermostatic control to avoid opening windows and doors to cool overheated classrooms

30 points for this action

Started a campaign to only switch on kitchen equipment when needed

Only 40% of the energy consumed in some school kitchens is used for the preparation and storage of food with much of the wasted energy dispersed as heat

10 points for this action

Started a campaign to open blinds and switch off lights

Keep blinds open to improve mood, energy and concentration and save energy on artificial light

30 points for this action

Started a whole school switch-off campaign

Get the whole school involved in switching off electrical equipment left running overnight, at weekends and in the school holidays

30 points for this action

Switched off for the summer!

Give your eco-team, caretaker or site manager the Energy Sparks switch-off checklist to ensure nothing is forgotten

20 points for this action

Switched off fume cupboards after school

Fume cupboards not only use electricity to run but they also extract warm air from classrooms which increases heating bills

10 points for this action

Switched off lights and IT equipment after school

Reduce your baseload with low cost measures like training staff and pupils to turn off lighting and equipment when they leave classrooms

10 points for this action

Switched off lights on sunny days

Optimise use of natural window light to positively affect mood, energy and concentration and save energy used by electric lights

10 points for this action

Turned off fridges and freezers in the school holidays

Consolidate the contents of fridges and freezers before the holidays and turn off unnecessary appliances

10 points for this action

Turned off water chillers and hot drink boilers in the school holidays

Water chillers and hot drink boilers do not need to be left on over the school holidays and at weekends as they waste lots of energy

10 points for this action

Other

Record any other behaviour change action here

10 points for this action