Policies

All actions

A collection of 8 actions that can be carried out around the school to help improve your save energy.

Created a policy on switching off information technology equipment

No equipment should be left on standby. If it is not being used, it should be off.

30 points for this action

Declared a Climate Emergency

Declare a climate emergency empowering students to take action and make positive change for the planet within their schools

75 points for this action

Introduced a policy on classroom temperature

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

30 points for this action

Introduced a policy on reducing energy and resource use for printing and photocopying.

Printers can consume 30-40% of their peak power demand when idling between printing and standby modes so minimising this time can result in good savings

30 points for this action

Introduced a policy on switching off lights

Maximise use of natural light to minimise lights being switched on unnecessarily

30 points for this action

Wrote an energy action plan for your school

Use our guidance and template to develop an energy action plan for your school

30 points for this action

Wrote a policy on closing external doors and windows when the heating is on

Write a policy to get everyone in the school to remember to always keep windows and doors closed when the heating is on

30 points for this action

Wrote a policy on transportation to school

Develop a policy to encourage children, families and staff to ditch the car in favour of buses, bikes, scooters or feet!

30 points for this action