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energy for education - schools, colleges and universities

The Education sector saves significant amounts of money with IU Energy. In short, this is the result of installing efficient and renewable technologies. For example, solar panels and LED lighting.

Salix funding

Another key point is our know-how in assisting with Salix funding applications. To clarify, Salix supplies interest-free Government funding to the public sector. Specifically this is to improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and lower energy bills. IU Energy will help you with your submission.

Ultimately, funding is expressly dependent on energy savings paying off the loan within an eight-year period. Overall, Salix funds over 100 different technologies, including – 

  • Biomass boilers
  • Combined Heat & Power
  • Gas Condensing Boilers
  • Heat recovery
  • LED lighting
  • Solar PV
  • Solar thermal
  • Voltage management

Not only does IU Energy install the systems as shown above, but we also supply energy brokerage. In particular, green energy is in demand as a first step. Frequently, this is prior to the fitting of technology.

Contact us now to see how your establishment can benefit.

Education and the environment

By the same token, as well as the financial benefits, reduced energy use has environmental advantages. For example, being ‘green’ is ever more important to the reputation of schools, colleges and universities. For the most part, this is because students, teachers and parents are very aware of climate change. Equally important, they want action against its causes.

Student ‘Environment Clubs’

Generally speaking, becoming energy efficient and reducing energy use offers an excellent learning opportunity. Well-attended, these clubs notably set a fine example for young people. Especially when their own place of study invests in their future.

In fact, IU Energy presents to these clubs, usually after we’ve installed renewable or energy efficient technology. This is when curiosity is at a high.

Please contact us to discuss your challenges.

“The lighting is exactly what we had hoped for and IU Energy’s support with the Salix funding application was invaluable. We are very pleased with the savings achieved as the extra money will go towards improving the school and investing in further measures to increase sustainability.

We enjoyed working with IU Energy and found them helpful, professional, efficient and willing to go the extra mile. We would definitely recommend IU Energy to other organisations looking for guidance on finance options and how to make energy savings and reduce their carbon footprint.”

Business Manager

Plympton St Maurice Primary School

Case Studies

Below are some of our case studies for projects we have carried out in Education.

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