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Energy & Sustainability Advice For Schools And Trusts

Everyone wants to take action on climate change but the recent and unprecedented rises in electricity and gas prices have added further urgency to this issue.

Put simply, doing nothing is no longer an option but, with many technologies, suppliers and funders in the market, many organisations do not know where to start or are worried about making the wrong decision.

Barker is an integrated property consultancy and trusted advisor to schools, trusts, colleges and universities across the country.

Partnering with sector bodies the Confederation of School Trusts, The Trust Network, Association of School and College Leaders and Institute of School Business Leadership we help promote best practices in estates and energy management in the Academies Sector.

 

              

 

Barker can help you navigate the complex world of energy and sustainability, provide you with professional, impartial advice and get you on the road to net zero.

What action can we take to mitigate the impact of energy price rises?
There are 3 main areas where schools and trusts can implement change. And this will not only reduce carbon emissions but save money too.

  1. Energy Procurement

You can buy your energy in an efficient and sustainable manner across your organisation. Using a specialist broker who understands the market and gets to know your organisation can help in finding the best tariffs and contracts. Contact us to learn more about energy procurement and choosing the right broker.

  1. Reduce Energy Consumption

Reducing the amount of energy consumed will save costs and reduce carbon emissions. This can be achieved through a variety of projects from insulation to LED lighting and building management systems. Barker can advise you on the most suitable and cost-effective methods for reducing your energy consumption. For advice on energy efficiency strategies contact us today.

  1. Generate Renewable Energy

The more energy you can generate, the less reliant on shifting energy prices you will be. A school can typically generate 25% of its electricity on site from Solar PV panels. Funding solutions are available to enable schools and trusts to do this even if they do not have available capital. For a FREE Solar PV assessment contact us today.

 

“Many of our clients have already met or exceeded their 2030 carbon reduction targets.”

 

How can Barker help?

Barker is an integrated property consultancy and trusted advisor to schools, trusts, colleges and universities across the country.

We help develop and implement energy management strategies that save money, reduce carbon emissions and engage with your staff, students and community.

We will support and guide you on your sustainability journey. Barker manages the entire process, from start to finish — letting you focus on delivering your educational goals.

Barker are affiliated partners to the Confederation of School Trusts (CST) , Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) and The Trust Network (TTN).

We are proud to work with many of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts in the UK.

             

Find out how Barker can support your organisation to save carbon and save money. Contact us today.

Why Barker?

We are impartial
We are not salespeople. We do not favour particular products, technologies, finance models or procurement routes. Our impartial advice will help you make the best decision for your organisation and obtain best value.

Clear, professional advice
We help you through the whole process from strategy to delivery and beyond. We provide clear, transparent proposals with no hidden surprises.

 

With you for the long term
We build long-term partnerships with our clients. Our aftercare services help you manage and monitor your projects to ensure effective operation and protect your investment.

We are education specialists 
We are not generalist sustainability consultants. We are education estates experts. As such, we know how education organisations are governed, operated and financed so we can provide solutions that comply with financial regulations.

We are highly experienced 
We have a proven track record of project delivery with organisations throughout the UK. We know how to deliver projects on live education sites prioritizing safety and ensuring business as usual.

Find out how Barker can support your organisation to save carbon and save money. Contact us today.

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