Oakfield Academy could save £790 each year if the heating set temperature was reduced by 1C.
A 1C decrease in temperature on the thermostat leads to about a 10% decrease in gas consumption. The best temperatures for schools are:
- Normal classrooms: 18°C
- Corridors: 15°C
- Areas with high levels of activity (e.g. sports halls): 15°C
- Areas with low levels of activity: 21°C
- Special needs schools or areas with very young children: 21°C