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1 Teachers TV Document Title Energy Costs Author Gary James, Cambridgeshire Council Associated Teachers TV programmes Save Money: Energy Costs Note to teachers This document was not created by Teachers TV but the author has allowed us to publish it here to be used for educational purposes

2 Procuring and Saving Energy for Schools Gary James Schools Purchasing Adviser Cambridgeshire County Council

3 Agenda Introduction Quiz Why is Purchasing Energy Important? How Do Schools Buy Energy? LEAP Project Sustainable Energy Sustainable Schools – Grants Available Saving Energy Ideas Next Steps

4 Introduction House Keeping Introductions

5 Quiz Some questions to test your knowledge. All will be revealed during the session!

6 Why is Purchasing Energy in Schools important? The reality is: Devolved budgets and tight resources Energy costs are rising Schools are part of the Efficiency Agenda and required to make 2.5% savings In many schools 15-20% reduction of the annual energy consumption is a reasonable and attainable target Source: School Energy Website Average annual energy cost per pupil in English Schools is £44 Source: School Energy Website

7 How do Schools buy Energy? Through Local Authority Purchasing Consortia Unique selling Points Not for profit Jointly owned by Local Authorities Work in conjunction with Local Authorities Annual expenditure on energy of over £60 million per consortium

8 What are the advantages of buying through a Consortium? Competitive tariffs Energy purchasing power and professional procurement expertise Modem meters Energy Consumption data from supplier They are Expert Energy Buyers Been through an EU Compliant Tender Process They do the hard work for you

9 Proposed Consortium Energy Procurement Strategy A consortium facilitates the provision of energy supply contracts on behalf of a number of local authorities. Electricity and gas costs have increased substantially over the last five years and the Consortia are considering changes in the way they let energy contracts Benefits from the proposed changes:- –Variable prices have a narrower range and on average deliver lower costs than fixed prices –Prices smoothed – elimination of price shocks during a budget period –More competition for more attractive contracts –Reduction in time spent on tendering processes –Supplier consolidation –Substantial contract value and longer term agreements

10 LEAP Project Primary objective for Consortia involvement was to offer customers environmentally friendly products 12 local authority partners across Europe Pan European Procurement Exercise delivering environmentally friendly (1) LCD Computer Monitors (2) Cleaning Materials More products to follow

11 Sustainable Energy Buying Renewable Energy Consortia are committed to the environment, as much as 79% of electricity may be supplied from accredited renewable sources such as: Wind Turbines Energy generated from waste Solar Power Hydro ( National production of electricity from renewable sources is only 4%)

12 Sustainable Energy Catalogue A group of consortia have joined together as Pro5. One of the initiatives they are leading on is a Sustainable Energy Catalogue available in The proposed catalogue will cover three main areas:- (1) Micro generation – wind turbines - solar panels (2) Energy conservation (3) Totally recycled products

13 Sustainable Schools Grants available:- DTI DTIs low carbon buildings programme will provide grants for micro generation technologies to schools and not for profit sector & private businesses. DTIs programme will fund a wide range of microgenertion technologies including:- Solar photovoltaic, wind turbines, small hydro and Solar thermal hot water. Source: Defra offer a Bio-Capital Grant scheme The grant supports the installation of biomass fuelled heat and combined heat & power projects in schools in England Grants can vary from £25,000 to £1 million. The scheme runs for five years. Source:

14 Sustainable Schools Wind Turbine From £1498 installed 5 year payback – 10 year life expectancy Solar Panels Cost £2498 to buy 20 year warranty on panels 35 year life expectancy

15 Heating How old is your boiler? Check your boiler is functioning to its full potential Is it time to replace your old boiler? If you replace your boiler with a modern energy efficient model you could save up to 40% off your heating bill Source: Carbon Trust Turn the temperature down to a minimum 18 0 C Source: Carbon Trust Just 1 0 C can save you up to 10% off your heating bill Source: CCC- Energy Management Team Install thermostatic radiator valves, they cost £20 plus installation Install radiator reflector panels, these cost £10 per radiator

16 Did you Know? Switch Off One Computer & Monitor will cost you £65 per year if left on? Monitors on standby will cost £5 a year. A photocopier left on all day costs £1 a day! Modern copiers & printers use less electricity than old ones! Does you printer/ copier provide double sided printing, you could reduce paper costs by £50 a year?

17 Keep Heat In Keep windows & doors closed when heating is on Fit Draft Excluders if you do not already have them contact your local consortium How effective is existing draft proofing & does it need replacing? Consult your Property Manager

18 Make the most of natural light Ensure windows / doors allow natural light in Avoid blocking windows and doors Doesnt cost anything

19 Lighting Switch lights off when not in use Change lights to energy efficient fluorescent tubes Use T8 Troposphere Energy Saving Fluorescent Tubes (4ft), 36watt (Pack of 25) Install Light/ Movement sensitive switches, cost from £20, plus installation

20 Avoid taps dripping Avoid unnecessary energy wasted on heating water Replace twist taps with push ones Get leaks repaired quickly Install water-saving devices e.g – Cistern Misers

21 Report & Fix Problems Flickering Lights Dirty light Coverings Windows & doors close properly Dripping Taps

22 Quiz results How did you do?

23 Next Steps………… What are you going to do when you get back to school?

24 Conclusion Train staff Spend to save Think Whole-life costs Small changes do make a difference Keep track of your bills Involve the children Its a team effort!

25 Who can help? Centre for Sustainable Energy – Telephone Janine Michael on or visit Schools Property Manager Carbon Trust offer free inspections and advice for schools – Telephone

26 Useful Websites The CarbonTrust : The National Energy Foundation: Good Energy : The Energy Saving Trust: CREATE: School Energy : Centre for sustainable energy: DTI Grants : or Renewable Energy Education Kits: Sustainable Schools: Sustainable Development: Defra:

27 Any Questions? Gary James Schools Purchasing Advisor

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