The UK Government has unveiled a £500m boost for projects to make schools and colleges in England more energy efficient.
The Department for Education confirmed the new funding and also published an updated guidance document for those seeking to improve the energy efficiency of schools and colleges. The guidance resource includes a step-by-step guide to auditing energy use and drawing up a baseline, then planning for improvements by implementing fabric improvements, technologies and behaviour change.
The £500m funding will be provided in the form of grants. Activities eligible for financing include installing certain kinds of insulation, fitting or upgrading digital building energy control systems and switching to more energy-efficient LED lighting.
The Department for Education claims that the average primary school will be able to access around £16,000, increasing to £42,000 for secondary schools and £290,000 for college groups. The funding will be given in England only.
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