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  • Fact sheets and brochures
    10 June 2010

    For students to be at their best, it's important that learning environments are a comfortable temperature with adequate ventilation. Ministry of Education guidelines suggest 18 - 20 °C is the optimum range for student comfort (depending on activity levels).

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  • Fact sheets and brochures
    10 June 2010

    The best time to consider energy use is before you start building - as this is when you can achieve an energy efficient building at least cost and disruption. With the right planning and design, good energy performance can be achieved at little extra cost, and will provide significant savings over the long term.

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  • Fact sheets and brochures
    10 June 2010

    Lighting is one of the most intensive uses of energy in schools, typically making up around 30% of a school's electricity use (and up to 80% if electricity is not the main heating source). One of the cheapest ways to reduce energy use is to encourage staff and students to switch off.

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  • Fact sheets and brochures
    10 June 2010

    Water heating typically makes up about 8% of school energy use but can be as high as 50% if your school has a heated pool. The right water heating system can significantly reduce energy consumption. And, when the whole school makes an effort to use less hot water, it will make an even bigger difference.

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  • Fact sheets and brochures
    10 June 2010

    Setting up a renewable energy generation project can benefit your school in a number of ways.

    Seeing solar panels, wind turbines or micro-hydro turbines in action gives students firsthand knowledge of how natural resources can be harnessed to help power their school. Energy outputs and performance can be measured and analysed over time to show, for example, how weather affects the amount of energy generated. In this way, learning opportunities are created across a range of curriculum areas and students develop an
    appreciation of the real value of energy.

  • Fact sheets and brochures
    10 June 2010

    On average, IT and appliances account for around 20% of school energy use. Computers, imaging and audio-visual equipment are particularly energy-intensive because they are regularly left in standby mode - often when they don't need to be.

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