Why do an energy audit – Aim: -Understand how energy is used at your school -Identify energy waste
Why do an energy audit – Outputs -Energy use data -Energy saving action plan -Switch-off list
WHEN to do an energy audit? When energy shouldn’t be used… - lunchtime - end of the day
HOW to do an energy audit? Walk around the school methodically and fill out the templates in your audit pack *you might consider splitting up into teams to save time
Energy audit pack: 1.School profile + basic information T o be filled out before the audit 2. Energy audit template To be carried out by 1-2 people at the end of the school day 3. Energy Inventory template Optional, it can help inform the switch-off list, below. 4. Evening, Weekend and Holiday switch-off list To be carried out at the same time as the audit or separately.
Energy audit pack: 1. School profile + basic information Normal occupancy hours of school building MonTueWedThurFriSatSun Classes start Classes end Kitchen start Kitchen end Cleaning start Cleaning end After-hours use? Tick all days when the swimming pool is in use If only used for part of the day, please indicate times.
Is lighting manual or automatic? If auto, then what are the settings? Are they light or motion activated? How long before they switch-back off? Is there any control over the heating? Thermostats? Radiator controls? Energy audit pack: 1. School profile + basic information
ClassroomsOfficesGym/ Pool Shared spaces/ Other Kitchen How many lights left on? (Count 1 for whole rooms with the main lights left on. Tally extra counts for any additional lights left on in that room) How many PC monitors left on or on standby (orange light) How many PC units left on or on standby (hint: any lights on ? Does the screen come on when you move the mouse) How many of other electronic equipment left on (e.g. smartboards, projectors, speakers, gym equipment….) How many windows open whilst heating or air-conditioning on Energy audit pack: 2. Energy audit template
Energy audit pack: 2. Energy Inventory SpaceUses electricityUses gasObservations e.g. first floor, library Computers x 14 Lights (main) Desk lamp Projector Printers x 2 Radiators x 2There are signs up reminding everyone to switch off their computers at the end of the day
Energy audit pack: 4. Evening, weekend and holiday switch-off list SpaceWhat should be switched off when not in use?