An excellent first step in doing this is to have a closer look at the energy use of the building in question. To support schools in doing so ‘Pupil led’ Energy Audits have been produced to assist your Eco-Team or class to target and investigate particular areas of the school. The results of these audits can then be communicated to the whole school through an assembly, a newsletter or a bullet-in.
The audits have been designed to be flexible and each section does not have to be completed at the same time. They can also be used to support your Eco-Schools ‘Environmental Review’ and/or to support your team to ‘Monitor and Evaluate’ the impact of their work within school.
The audit template includes sections on:
- The School Building
- Our Electricity Consumption
- Our Heating Fuel Lighting
- Computers and IT Equipment