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Tying Energy Savings to Learning Opportunities Okehampton College showcases how significant reductions in energy use can be realized in an educational institution and translated into saved costs and opportunities for learning.

ENVIRONMENTAL According to Okehampton College, the initiative has reduced carbon emissions by more than 200 tons annually, and further reductions are expected.

SOCIAL Okehampton College has raised energy awareness and influenced the attitudes thousands of people – pupils, local businesses, staff, and other stakeholders.

ECONOMIC Realizing reductions in energy spending of 50%, Okehampton College is slashing costs.

Through initiatives ranging from curricular activities to adoption of extensive energy monitoring systems, Okehampton College has achieved energy reductions and a reduced environmental footprint. By installing state-of-the-art renewable energy generation systems, much of Okehampton College’s energy consumption is covered by clean sources, and building retrofits have been applied as well. But the college hasn’t limited the green campus to technical aspects. It recognizes the human factor by offering energy monitoring clubs and has integrated energy into the curriculum, linking sustainability to the school’s core activity. The school is also dedicated to disseminating its experiences, and has helped more than 200 other schools adopt similar initiatives. Why a Sustainia100 solution? The initiative provides an excellent academic grounding for pupils to become sustainably minded, while offering valuable lessons for scaling to other educational institutions.

Developed in UK

Deployed in UK

By measuring and displaying real-time energy use, it is possible to check that no unusual energy consumption is happening at any time of day or night.

“AS WELL AS PROVIDING AN EXCELLENT ACADEMIC GROUNDING FOR OUR PUPILS, WE PROMOTE THE NEED TO LIVE SUSTAINABLY.” DARYLL CHAPMAN, PRINCIPAL, OKEHAMPTON COLLEGE

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