St Albans school reduces energy use to combat climate change

PUBLISHED: 09:05 02 June 2019

Alban City School in St Albans has taken steps to reduce energy use and take action on climate change. Picture: Alban City School

Alban City School in St Albans has taken steps to reduce energy use and take action on climate change. Picture: Alban City School

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A St Albans primary school has taken action on climate change by reducing its energy use and becoming a zero-carbon electricity consumer.

Alban City School in Hatfield Road is a member of the Eco-Schools programme and a supporter of Sustainable St Albans, and has developed a sustainability programme which is woven into school life.

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The school has selected a green energy provider, changed all its light fittings to LEDs and implemented a new lighting plan, which has reduced the number of light fittings used in the school by 40 per cent.

Gordon Baisley, a school governor who led the lighting project, said: "Both projects massively reduce our environmental impact. And, importantly at a time of school budget cuts, significantly reduce our costs."

Along with a group of parents, Gordon is working on sustainableclub.co.uk, a website to share sustainability ideas with other schools.

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