Nottinghamshire Schools Portal

Energy and Carbon Management

Energy and Carbon Management

Helpful, experienced and passionate about saving energy, we provide a comprehensive energy management service to schools, working to reduce the cost of energy, cut carbon emissions and ensure compliance with energy related legislation. 

Our service includes:

  • Our evergreen participation agreement allows schools to benefit from the Council’s procurement arrangements for gas and electricity, without the worry of seeking out the best contracts each year. Our arrangement aims to secure consistently good prices and limit the impact of market volatility.
  • Free energy surveys to identify energy saving opportunities.
  • Assistance with finance to enable schools to install fast payback energy saving measures through interest free loans.
  • Online access to energy consumption and billing data, which can be used to identify wasted energy and improve efficiency.
  • A range of excellent resources to help schools save energy and involve students, including our twice yearly Carbon Copy newsletter.
  • Value for Money Display Energy Certificate
  • We can help protect your school against increasing energy costs and price volatility.
  •  keep an eye on your billing to raise any concerns promptly, and can help resolve issues with suppliers.
  • Our resources can provide opportunities to engage and involve students and staff in saving energy.
  • Energy saving measures can bring additional benefits such as upgraded lighting, enhanced user comfort, improved heating controls and reduced maintenance costs.


Energy supplied through our contracts is subject to a small percentage markup. Schools pay for the provision of Display Energy Certificates (and associated Advisory Reports when due). In addition, a small management fee is charged against the provision of loans for energy efficiency measures; otherwise what we offer is free. 

"As a multi academy trust, utilities are a significant cost and an area of ongoing focus. I have recently raised queries with the team around pricing changes that were unexpected and not explained in the standard literature, usage spikes that needed more investigation, and more general issues on energy VAT rates. We have received prompt responses each time, and with sufficient detail as to allow us to resolve our queries on a timely basis. I have never had to chase up a reply or ask for more clarification, and their help has been much appreciated". Julia Gills, Federation Accountant White Hills Park Federation.

Please contact us directly to find out more.

Energy and Carbon Management Contact

Emma Piggins
0115 977 4935

More information

School brochure pages on this service [PDF 74KB]

Services For Schools

Full School Brochure

For information about all of the services we offer, please download the latest Services for Schools Brochure [PDF 5MB].