This guidance booklet provides basic practical advice on how the whole school can reduce its energy and water use to help maintain a smaller carbon footprint and a more positive environmental impact.


  • Smart metering;
  • Water economy;
  • ICT management;
  • Insulation;
  • and more.

Energy and water are a major proportion of non-staff costs in schools and a major part of schools’ environmental impact. Overall, more than 20% of energy is wasted, and simple good housekeeping can reduce fuel bills by 10%.