Energy is a major expense for most organisations, with the main cost coming from space heating. All organisations, including schools of all types, should therefore manage their energy use efficiently so that they reduce costs and operate in a more sustainable way.

Efficient energy management policies and sustainable use strategies, as outlined in this topic, not only support government objectives for reducing energy waste in the education sector but also help to make pupils and young children more aware of energy issues.

Detailed information about running a sustainable school can be found in a separate topic.

All organisations consume energy which forms part of their basic running costs. Such energy use must be properly managed in order for costs to be controlled. Modern organisations must also act in a sustainable and environmentally acceptable manner and reduce energy wastage to a minimum.

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