Energy consumption is Victorian schools' greatest impact on the environment.
Energy consumption is Victorian schools’ greatest impact on the environment.
Reducing energy consumption is the simplest way to reduce a school’s environmental impact. Schools seeking to improve their energy efficiency are encouraged to take a whole of school approach to sustainability.
The Energy Module helps your school reduce energy use and save on bills. Schools work on energy conservation, energy efficiency, reducing greenhouse gases and improving air quality.
The Energy Module involves three key areas:
Complete a school energy use audit and create an energy plan to manage energy use in the school grounds through retrofitting, new technology and maintenance.
Explore curriculum activities that engage students in learning how to be more sustainable users of energy.
Engage the whole school in energy smart behaviour and liaise with your community, government, energy networks and/or other schools.
If signing up and committing to the ResourceSmart Schools program it is recommended to start and complete the Core Module first then proceed with other modules in any order or the same time. If not signing up to the program, schools can utilise the Energy resources to become more sustainable.
Complete 6 compulsory actions and a minimum of 24 of the 39 recommended actions to meet certification requirements.
18 July 2022 – A list of all actions to help each school through the ResourceSmart Schools program Energy Module.
14 March 2023 – This guide helps a school to work through the Energy Module.
1 August 2022 – Use this yearly action plan template to reflect the activities your school would like to undertake to improve energy efficiency.
The ResourceSmart Energy Audit Tool offers two options for schools to undertake their energy audit, basic or comprehensive.
Guidance on how to choose the right option for your school is contained within the ResourceSmart Schools Energy Audit Tool document.
If after reading the ResourceSmart Energy Audit Tool document your school decides to use the comprehensive audit option, please use ResourceSmart Schools Comprehensive Energy Audit Excel Tool to record the information.
14 March 2023 – This template helps schools to manage maintenance of electrical appliances including heating and cooling systems.
14 March 2023 – This template helps schools document their switch off procedures.
14 March 2023 – This template helps schools document their approach to reducing emissions.
14 March 2023 – This policy template helps schools articulate their purchasing structure that promotes the sustainable procurement and use of resources.
18 July 2019 – Helping schools to build sustainability into their curriculum in all subject areas from foundation to grade six.
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