Many school buildings are old and inefficient and there is no national benchmark for energy/water efficiency of school buildings and little guidance available for schools to increase their operational performance.
We tracked how a community-led low carbon program enabled 15 schools to maximise their operational efficiency and achieve carbon neutrality and, in turn:
reduce utility bills and carbon dioxide emissions
improve the health, comfort and wellbeing of students and teachers, which can translate to productivity and learning outcomes
demonstrate community leadership, participation and learning