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


Before you break up for the summer turn off all…..

  1. Gas and electric room heating (it is amazing how many schools leave this running!). Don’t forget electric heaters in temporary classrooms and storage heaters
  2. Hot water heating - this could be a central heating system, electric immersion heaters in tanks in roofs and cupboards, and point of use electric hot water heaters. To mitigate any Legionella concerns make sure any tanks or pipe runs are flushed and heated to 60C before pupils return after a long break
  3. Hot drink boilers
  4. Water chillers
  5. Photocopiers and printers
  6. Computers, ipad and laptop chargers, smart boards, and projectors
  7. Any IT servers which are not needed during the holidays
  8. Music technology equipment
  9. Design technology equipment
  10. Consolidate the contents of fridges and freezers in the school kitchens, staff room, food technology rooms and laboratories, and turn off as many as possible
  11. Extraction fans and fume cupboards
  12. Air purifiers introduced as Covid mitigation

Get your eco-team and caretaker or site manager involved on the last day of term. Make sure someone has clear responsibility for the switch off.
Use the Energy Sparks checklist to help you make sure nothing is missed.