Eight top tips to save energy over summer

30 June 2017 By Adam Throup, Category Manager - Energy

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As the end of term approaches and you prepare to shut down your school for the summer, YPO’s Category Manager for Energy, Adam Throup, provides you with some simple energy (and money) saving tips for managing your usage and bills.

As the end of term approaches and you prepare to shut down your school for the summer, YPO’s Category Manager for Energy, Adam Throup, provides you with some simple energy (and money) saving tips for managing your usage and bills.

Reducing energy use has many advantages– not only does it save money it also reduces carbon emissions and can have a positive impact on your school’s reputation. Don’t forget to make a few simple checks around your buildings before the big summer shutdown:

  1. Check your meter readings and submit to your energy suppliers

    This means that you know exactly how much energy you have used, and ensures your bills are as accurate as possible.

     

  2. Pay your July bill, and remember to look out for your August bill as well

    Getting organised with your payments will give you one less thing to think about over the summer break, and means there’ll be no nasty surprises when you return in September.

     

  3. Switch off all lights

    Send a gentle reminder to all staff to turn off lights and any electrical equipment that they can, and do a final walk around before you leave.

     

  4. Check any time switches are set correctly

    Make sure these are set how you want them over the holidays.

     

  5. Check thermostats

    Optimise the temperature of your buildings while you’re away from the school.

     

  6. Notify your energy suppliers of any work/upgrades being completed over the holidays which may impact the meters

    The summer holidays can be a great time to spruce up your school, and it’s best to let your energy suppliers aware of any work which may impact your usage.

     

  7. Use your online energy portals over the summer to monitor consumption

    You can easily monitor usage from wherever you are, and you will be notified of any unexpected energy uses straight away.

     

  8. Help is on hand!

If you use YPO energy frameworks, contact us with any queries

Categories: Energy

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