Become a zero-carbon school

The whole world needs to reduce its carbon emissions to reverse global warming. Schools and colleges face some particular challenges; but there are opportunities as well, especially for those that take an early lead.
This page offers advice for schools and colleges.

That may sound a long time away but there are some technical challenges to be overcome that will take decades. The way we generate and use power, heat and transport is already changing but the pace of change will need to accelerate. The decarbonisation of heat at the national scale is probably going to prove the most challenging task and requires urgent attention and action.

All of this will have an impact on schools and change the nature of the school estate.

In many ways the school of 2050 will look like the school of 2020: a mixture of green spaces and old and new buildings, some more suitable for their purpose than others. However, the underlying energy infrastructure for provision of power, heat and transport will be radically different.

Do not despair or be overly daunted by this challenge: it is all do-able. However, this has become an issue that is going to require rather more of your energy, time and attention than has probably been the case in the past.

Read our FAQs below to discover how to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions and become a zero-carbon school.

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Common FAQ’s
on becoming zero-carbon

Schools
we’ve already helped

Here are some of the schools and colleges we’ve helped in recent years. Our support has ranged from feasibility studies all the way through to the management of installation works. Our full range of services is covered at Our Approach.

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If it’s sounding interesting but a bit indigestible, we’d much rather discuss it with you the old-fashioned way. We’re used to briefing busy school staff and a phone call or video chat can be much easier in the long-run than wading through a website.

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