Decarbonisation Strategies

What is Decarbonisation Planning?

Given the urgency of the climate crisis, decarbonisation has become a priority for every organisation, including those in the education sector. Younger people, particularly, are committed to addressing climate change and expect their learning environments to reflect their sustainability values.

As such, demonstrating a clear commitment to decarbonisation can become a competitive advantage for schools, academies and universities, and a decarbonisation plan can help you get there.

A decarbonisation plan is a framework that sets out the changes you can make to reduce the carbon emissions produced by your school. Once we have identified the inefficiencies in your buildings, we can help you determine the most appropriate decarbonisation projects based on your priorities, their impact and your budget.

What Type of Improvements Can You Make?

Without specialist advice, it can be difficult to know which energy efficiency projects will have the biggest impact on the carbon footprint of your school. The age and condition of your buildings will have a significant impact, as will old boilers, inefficient lighting, poor insulation and single-pane glazing. This is where a decarbonisation strategy can help.

We conduct a thorough survey of your estate and create a tailored route map of projects to help you work efficiently towards Net Zero. Our detailed audits also help you establish a clear business case to bid for decarbonisation funding to pay for the projects we identify.

In the meantime, read our article outlining the actions you can take to improve energy efficiency in schools and academies.

What Funding is Available?

The Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) provides grants to help schools within the state education system – local authority nurseries, maintained schools, academies and multi-academy trusts – pay for decarbonisation and energy efficiency projects. Successful applicants receive up to 100% funding.

As the process can be complex, there’s also a Low Carbon Skills Fund (LCSF) which provides grants for schools to engage the specialist and expert advice required to put a decarbonisation plan in place. You can then use your decarbonisation strategy as the basis for your PSDS funding.

How Can We Help?

At Eddisons Education, we can help you put your decarbonisation strategy in place. Our nationwide team of RICS-certified surveyors have a track record of creating effective strategies that prioritise the steps you can take to reach Net Zero.

Our decarbonisation plans also provide vital information for your PSDS funding application. Our experienced team can provide support throughout the PSDS and LCSF application process. We can even write the applications on your behalf to give you the best possible chance of success.

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