Energy for Schools

Your energy savings education with efficient energy for schools

Schools are energy-rich institutions – and we’re not only talking about your students. Lighting alone comprises almost 50% of the energy for schools. By securing the best utilities contracts for your school, you stand to unlock sections of your budget that you can then allocate to other areas.

Electricity and gas are key areas when it comes to energy savings for schools. If you don’t take the time to compare prices on your school’s utility bills, it’s likely you are missing out on deals and the potential to steer savings back into your school. Smarter Business is here to help you. Our relationships with leading suppliers mean we are best-placed to get quotes, compare contracts, and negotiate deals on your behalf. We do the legwork in finding cheap energy for schools, while you and your students reap the benefits.

Looking for savings in electricity for schools is one of the simplest ways for educational institutions to collectively save millions of pounds a year. Although the government allows schools the freedom to buy their energy where they choose, many schools simply don’t take advantage of this flexibility and opportunity to save.

We’ve found that many educational establishments are paying more than they need to for their gas and electricity. By saving on electricity for schools, management can allocate this money towards other areas related directly to education. Did you know? Lighting comprises almost 50% of the electricity for schools.

How much does electricity for schools cost?

Figures from the Department for Education show that schools pay an average of £27 000 per year on energy, with some of the larger schools paying up to £80 000!

Like businesses, schools should shop around to cut their energy bills. There’s also more to saving electricity for schools than reducing energy tariffs – schools should also look to reducing energy consumption from within. However, we know this can be easier said than done.

The smart way to source electricity for schools

Smarter Business is here to help save energy for schools. We will do the legwork of comparing contracts and negotiating deals on your school’s behalf.  We’ll also take this a couple of steps further by helping you understand your school’s consumption and identifying areas for potential savings.

Contact Smarter Business today to talk to a consultant about your electricity for schools procurement, management, and strategy requirements.

Top tips for easy energy saving

  • Involve the whole school in saving electricity and have your students come up with ideas to secure energy savings.
  • Switch desktop computers for laptop computers as these consume far less energy.
  • Switch to LED lighting.
  • Turn off lights when not in use.
  • Install a timer for your heater that comes on in the morning and is turned off at night.
  • Make sure that buildings are properly insulated.

Why Smarter Business energy for schools?

By understanding your school’s consumption, you are best-placed to identify areas of potential savings. Knowledge is power and, with extensive energy management services covering bill validation, smart meter installations, and data monitoring technology to name a few, Smarter Business will keep you in the know when it comes to usage. This will give you the information you need to strategise around energy to reduce usage and maximise cost-effectiveness.

School’s out on energy savings. Contact Smarter Business today and your dedicated account manager will talk you through your procurement, management, and strategy requirements.

Speak to one of our Energy for Schools Consultants