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Schools Sustainability Day, 2nd November 2021

Arati Patel-Mistry, Stakeholder and Engagement Manager in the Schools Commercial Team, talks about what schools can look forward to at the upcoming Schools Sustainability Day.

On 2 November our team are holding our first Schools Sustainability Day. We have six individual webinars planned throughout the day – each with a different focus, but all with a shared aim:

 “We want to help schools by providing clear and easily understood routes to market, support and enable behavioural change to reduce energy consumption and to facilitate the better use of technology to manage energy more efficiently.”

Join us if you can at one or all of the following sessions.

9.45 - 10.15: Be Smart managing your energy consumption for schools - learn more about Smart Meters and how you can be in control of your schools’ energy use, save money and reduce emissions.

10.30 - 11.00: Make every drop count! - find out more about how your school use water more efficiently and reduce water waste and learn about what can be done to reduce risk and increase flood resilience in your school.

11.30 - 12.00: Heating systems and renewable technology with Fusion21 - hear about this specialist DfE approved framework provided by Fusion 21 is designed to provide a range of services associated with heating systems and renewable technology.

13.00 - 13.30: CPC and Dukefield Energy - Understanding the energy market to buy electricity and gas for your schools can be quite complicated. Don't miss the opportunity to develop an understanding of how the DfE approved framework Utilities supplies and services can help your school.

13.45 - 14.15: YPO Energy - Whether its gas or electricity, switching energy suppliers and getting the right contract for your schools individual requirements can be quite complex. Come along to this session and find out how both the YPO Firms main gas and YPO Electricity frameworks can help.

 14:30 - 15:00: Reduce your carbon footprint and save money on energy bills - Join this session to hear more about how this CCS framework can help your school to reduce its energy consumption and save money. Learn more about the measures in place that will help reduce your carbon footprint.

Having had over 25 years’ experience in the education sector and chair of governors of a local primary school, I know the growing challenges school business professionals face every day to balance reducing your carbon footprint with achieving value for money.

We have timed our Schools Sustainability Day to coincide with the United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26 to be held in Glasgow between 31 October and 12 November 2021 as we know this will feature within your school’s curriculum.

Our schedule of webinars is planned to help school business professionals and schools find out more about ways we can help you put in place measures that will help towards reducing your school’s energy consumption and carbon footprint.

We have joined with experts from Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and suppliers from a number of DfE approved frameworks; including CCS, YPO, Fusion21 and CPC who will provide information from the use of smart meters to energy efficient heating systems, buying energy and how to reduce your consumption.

Paul Wyse from our Risk Management Service will talk about how you can use water more efficiently and reduce waste. If your school is in an area prone to flooding, he will talk about what can be done to increase resilience and reduce the risk of lost school’s days.

The DfE schools water project team want to work proactively with schools to help increase pupil and staff awareness, supporting them to mitigate and adapt to water related risks from the current and future climate.

I’ve led on organising the Schools Sustainability Day as this is an area I feel passionately about. Working together we can make a difference, and by attending this event you’ll be able to increase your own awareness as well as learn how you can support pupils to become more aware of how they can support sustainability efforts.

If you are interested in coming along to this event, which is completely free of charge, please sign up via Eventbrite.

If you do have any questions beforehand, please contact the team on:

Don’t forget to follow us on LinkedIn for all the latest updates and information about future webinars: @BuyingforSchools


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