Impact of turning the heating down by 1C

Our analysis

Wingate Community Nursery School could save £75 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

Taking action

Working with the pupils

Here are some suggested activities that can be undertaken with pupils to address this issue

Energy Sparks supports Wingate Community Nursery School in partnership with OASES and Durham County Council