Action on Carbon and Energy in Schools (ACES)

Resources

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    How to… calculate a school carbon footprint

    In this online workshop, our energy expert Michael Esvelt talks us through the best ways of calculating a school’s carbon footprint. You can watch the full ‘how to’ video here: About our workshops and webinars Events from Action on Carbon and Energy in Schools (ACES) are designed to introduce key concepts of energy efficiency, the…
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    How to … improve insulation & draught proofing

    In this online workshop, our energy expert Michael Esvelt talks us through the best ways of insulating and draught proofing. You can watch the full ‘how to’ video here: About our workshops and webinars Events from Action on Carbon and Energy in Schools (ACES) are designed to introduce key concepts of energy efficiency, the simple…
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    How to… engage staff and students on energy and carbon

    In this online workshop, our energy expert Moira Dorey talks us through the best ways of engaging staff and students in energy and carbon. You can watch the full ‘how to’ video here: About our webinars and workshops Events from Action on Carbon and Energy in Schools (ACES) are designed to introduce key concepts of…
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    Free thermal imaging service

    Many schools are in buildings with extensions of different ages. As building regulations have changed, so to have minimum levels of insulation and draught proofing.  While some repair works may have improved insulation in sections, thermal images of the school can help identify priority areas when planning energy reduction measures. ACES is offering a free…
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    How to … get serious about solar PV

    In this online workshop, our energy expert Michael Esvelt looks at solar photovoltaic panels and battery storage as well as how schools have funded them in the past. You can find the full ‘how to’ video here: About our webinars and workshops Events from Action on Carbon and Energy in Schools (ACES) are designed to…
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    How to … decarbonise with heat pumps

    In this online workshop about heat pumps, we look at how this technology works, its benefits, as well as examples of systems at other schools. You can find the full ‘how to’ video here: About our webinars and workshops Events from Action on Carbon and Energy in Schools (ACES) are designed to introduce key concepts…
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    How to… manage heating controls

    Managing heating controls reviews heating technology, including boilers, radiators, fan convectors, etc. We’ll discuss a number of checks to find more efficient ways of staying warm with what you’ve got. You can find the full ‘how to’ video here: About our webinars and workshops Events from Action on Carbon and Energy in Schools (ACES) are…
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    How to… optimise your energy efficiency

    Optimising energy efficiency provides some areas where action can be taken to make savings without compromising performance.  We’ll look at lighting, hot water, cooling & ventilation, and a number of energy using appliances. You can find the full ‘how to’ video here: About our webinars and workshops Events from Action on Carbon and Energy in…
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    How to … review energy controls in schools

    Reviewing controls covers improved settings for heating, lights, and other energy using systems. We’ll look at different controls and how these can be managed to minimise wastage. You can find the full ‘how to’ video here: About our webinars and workshops Events from Action on Carbon and Energy in Schools (ACES) are designed to introduce…
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    How to… find out annual energy use

    Compiling energy data includes an overview of why knowing your kilowatt hours is important, several ways to gather and use data, and how this data can be used to plan improvements. You can find the full ‘how to’ video here: About our webinars and workshops Events from Action on Carbon and Energy in Schools (ACES)…
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    Free energy assessment

    Action on Carbon and Energy in Schools has a limited number of free energy assessments available to County-maintained schools in Oxfordshire. The assessment will be carried out by the Environmental Information Exchange (EiE), a unit based within Oxford Brookes University and delivery partner in ACES. They provide energy assessment services that consider a range of…
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