Salix Schools - Switching to Low Energy

In partnership with the Department for Education and the Department for Energy and Climate Change, Salix are conducting an innovative and exciting energy reduction pilot.  The purpose of this pilot is to explore how schools can reduce their energy consumption to the lowest level possible for their school, using today's more efficient technologies.  The selected schools taking part in the pilot received a comprehensive energy and carbon reduction survey. This explains what their school can  do to achieve the lowest level of energy consumption possible, what carbon emissions will be saved and how to make the survey results affordable, with a sound financial plan. 

Survey costs will range from £2,500 to £5,000 (ex VAT) dependent upon the size of the school, this cost will be covered in the Salix loan value if the school proceeds with the projects. The end report will include detailed recommendations for energy improvements, with a specific outline for each of the measures enabling projects to be directly procured from clear forms for quotation.

Recommendations in the survey will include:

  • ‘No cost’ behavioural issues (including control adjustments) that Salix will help you implement.
  • Energy Efficiency Compliant projects that can be funded by Salix (i.e. less than 8 year payback and £200/tCO2)
  • Longer payback & Solar Renewable projects that are not Salix compliant, but which could potentially be supported through alternative funding. Options will be explored with the school, local authority and DfE.  (It should be noted that it may also be possible to obtain partial Salix funding for some of the longer payback measures).

We now have all of the schools for the pilot, however if you are interested in finding out more or would like to discuss how to identify projects in your school then please email us:

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