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Schools: Energy

Volume 481: debated on Monday 20 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many buildings of maintained schools use high energy efficiency pumps for (a) central heating, (b) air conditioning and (c) water boosting. (228380)

We do not hold information on maintained schools that have installed high energy efficiency pumps for (a) central heating, (b) air conditioning or (c) water boosting.

Investment in measures of this nature would typically be funded from budgets delegated to schools and local authorities. This information may be held at a local authority or school level. We are doing a great deal with new schools built under our strategic programmes to encourage the use of energy efficient equipment—detailed under

www.teachernet.gov.uk/carbontargets

Among other things, we have produced ‘top 10 tips’ for schools to help them save energy.