Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency in schools is largely managed by the Energy and Environment Officers and Environment Support Officers in the Education Authority (EA). They actively promote energy efficiency and offer advice and support within their regions.

Energy performance

The latest energy consumption report of the government estate is available to view on the Department of Finance website.

Schools Energy Programme 2014/15

The Education Minister recently agreed a Schools Energy Programme for 2014/15 which will see capital investment on a range of energy related measures across the education estate, including:

  • Installation of photovoltaic (PV) panels
  • Gas conversions (and boiler replacements)
  • Replacement of single glazed windows
  • Installation of energy and water monitoring and control systems

These measures will result in cost savings and will also contribute to commitments in the Executive’s Programme for Government in relation to renewable electricity and greenhouse gas emissions.

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