Let's try to put this into some perspective.
The government, as part of its clean growth strategy, would like you, by 2032, to reduce the amount of Carbon Dioxide (CO₂) that is emitted when you use energy by 50% compared to 2020. This represents a year on year reduction of about 5.6%. New buildings are being addressed by Government targets: 10% of all new buildings should be carbon zero by 2020 and all new buildings carbon zero by 2030. Clearly existing buildings also have a very large part to play and must reduce their energy emissions. The Government has been doing its bit by successfully reducing the CO₂ that is emitted by the ways we produce electricity in the UK. We now need to help by reducing the amount of energy we use. This doesn't necessarily mean we have to stop doing things but rather, we need to reduce the amount of energy we waste through inefficiency. This is where Untapped can help.
The good news is that often you can reduce your energy use in the first year by about 15% relatively easily. The rest becomes a bit more difficult and will probably need some careful consideration.
As a starting point, we recommend you first understand your typical total annual energy use by looking at your energy bills or meter readings from the last few years. Where your school also uses gas, combine the gas and electricity totals. On the Untapped Reports page, you'll find our estimates of your energy use and cost based on your latest data. For your first year, let's aim for an initial 15% reduction in total energy use.
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