Implementing your school's energy management system | Oxfordshire County Council

Implementing your school's energy management system

How to save energy in schools.

Once you have written your policy, established an energy team, begun monitoring and written your action plan you are ready to begin implementing your policy.

Don't underestimate the impact people in the building can have on the total amount of energy used and the amount which is wasted. Look out for clocks on boiler controls which are set incorrectly, radiators blocked by bookcases and thermostats that are set too high.

What support is available?

Educational support

Financial support


The Environmental Information Exchange at Oxford Brookes University provide a range of energy advice and training aimed at schools.  To find out more, visit

solar panels

Solar panels on the roof of Faringdon Junior School.

What next?

Regular communication is key if you wish to involve the whole school community. Assemblies, surveys and displays are all good ways of getting the energy saving message across.

Download our thermal image 'switch off' poster to help you communicate your message:

Have you considered renewables?

The Low Carbon Hub solar energy scheme installs solar PV in Oxfordshire schools for community benefit.  To find out more, visit

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Last reviewed
09 October 2017
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