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Taking a Holistic Approach to Energy Efficiency in Schools

There is significant opportunity for schools to become more involved in their environmental impact and to create a sustainable site for staff, pupils and parents.

Taking a holistic approach to energy efficiency can dramatically reduce energy and maintenance costs, lower a school’s greenhouse gas emissions and improve the learning environment.

What is a Holistic Approach?

Salix Exhibiting at Oxfordshire Head teachers' Conference

The Oxfordshire Head teachers' conference is taking place from the 21st – 23rd February at the Crowne Plaza in Stratford–upon-Avon and is supported by Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance.

The conference will deliver expertise on current topics in primary schools across the curriculum through seminars, workshops and demonstrations. Around 230 delegates are due to attend, representing over 150 of Oxfordshire’s Primary and Secondary Schools.

Wales Funding Programme Deadline Approaching – 16th March 2018

Public sector organisations are invited to apply for Green Growth Wales repayable funding for projects delivering energy efficiency, renewable energy and resource efficiency in the 2017/18 financial year.

Finance is available for projects with a sufficiently prepared business case - if your project is not yet at submission stage, but is expected to reach that point by the end of the current financial year Salix would still like to hear from you.

The closing date for applications is the 16th March 2018*

New Inn Primary School in Torfaen County Borough Council used Salix interest-free funding of £29,060 to replace their lighting

New Inn was the first Primary School in Torfaen to receive Salix interest-free funding. There was a need to replace their dated, existing lighting throughout the school with more efficient T5 lighting. The difference in the lighting levels has made a considerable difference to the learning environment for both staff and pupils.

Salix College Energy Fund – Currently accepting applications

Salix has further interest-free funding still available for Further Education Colleges in England. The funding is intended to act as a catalyst for investment in energy efficiency technologies which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create financial savings.

If you are in the position to apply before March, contact Salix to discuss funding opportunities.

Overcoming Funding Barriers for NHS Estates Webinar

Salix are joining 4allofus and University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust on a webinar to discuss overcoming funding barriers for NHS estate improvements.

The webinar will be taking place on Friday 26th January at 11am. Click here to register.

Salix attending the AUDE Big Conversation; 25 years of HE estates

The CPD certified conference will be taking place on 25th January at Liverpool Hope University, Creative Campus from 10am – 16:30pm.

As part of AUDE’s (Association of University Directors of Estates) 25th anniversary, the Big Conversation 2018 will look at 25 years of higher education estates ‘lessons from the past to build our future

Salix Finance’s response to the Department of Business Energy & Industrial Strategy’s call for evidence: “Leading by example: cutting energy bills and carbon emissions in the public and higher education sectors”

Salix Finance was invited to submit a response to the Department of Business Energy & Industrial Strategy‘s (BEIS) call for evidence in “Leading by example: cutting energy bills and carbon emissions in the public and higher education sectors”. The response outlines key recommendations to widen the accessibility of low carbon technologies available to the public and higher education sectors.

Grendon Parish Council uses interest-free finance from Salix to part fund LED street lighting upgrade

Grendon Parish Council in Northamptonshire applied to Salix for an interest-free loan to part finance the replacement of the council’s street lighting stock. Grendon had the aim of modernising the council’s street lighting lanterns to light emitting diodes (LED), which would reduce the council’s energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The council used an interest-free loan of £4,800 to part finance a £9,500 programme to upgrade 34 street lights with energy efficient LED lanterns.

Wales Funding Programme Deadline Approaching – 31st December 2017

Following the success from previous rounds of funding throughout 2016/17, Salix announced further rounds for 2017/18 for the Wales Funding Programme earlier this year.  The funding programme combines both the Salix Energy Efficiency Loans Scheme (SEELS) and the Invest to Save - Green Growth Finance Schemes into one application process.

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