WISE is very pleased to be starting the New Year by working with Bath & West Community Energy on their project funded by the LEAF (Local Energy Assessment Fund). The LEAF funded feasibility study will focus on 5 schools in Bath and Wiltshire and see WISE carrying out energy awareness work both within the schools and in some of the wider local communities.
Alongside this BWCE will produce reports on the schools’ energy use with recommended measures for increased energy efficiency. Energy specialists will look at Ralph Allen, Oldfield, Newbridge, Bathford, and Colerne schools, and suggest ways of improving and financing energy efficiency. It is hoped that this can then be rolled out to other schools in the area.
The combination of the education and community aspect from WISE and the technical energy assessments from BWCE will help schools not only to reduce their energy bills and carbon but also enhance the curriculum and raise awareness and expertise around energy issues for children and their families