Energy Use Survey Findings
The Green Flag Committee and members of the Energy Squad carried out an Energy survey of our school in October 2014, April 2015 and October 2015. The surveys were carried out at lunchtime.
In the table below we have compared our results from October 2014 with October 2015 (similar times of year).
Overall, we can see that our Energy measures are having a great effect and our Energy Squad members are doing a great job.
Classrooms October 2014 October 2015
Temperature [average] 20.5C 20.8 C
Doors open 33% 22%
Windows open 66% 11%
Lilghts on 100% 0%
Projectors on 100% 11%
Temperature [average] 20.6C 20C
Doors open 44% 0%
Lights on 44% 0%
1. We’ve managed to maintain a similar average classroom temperature even though we are using the heat for a shorter period each day.
In October 2014, we were turning on the heat for a minimum of 4hrs each day (much more on a cold day). In 2015 the heating was turned on for an hour each morning. Our new heating system and insulation in the attic will have helped greatly.
2. More windows and doors are kept closed at lunchtime thus trapping heat. There is still room for improvement here though.
3. All classroom lights are turned off now. All were left on at lunch time last October.
4. There has been an almost 90% reduction in the amount of projectors being left on at lunchtime. (Still tiny room for improvement).