SaveMoneyCutCarbon CEO Mark Sait highlights energy-saving issues for education in the April issue of Mix Interiors, the leading magazine for the UK commercial interiors market.
The Budget announcement on academies means that schools will face new obstacles in their efforts to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions.
In the magazine’s ‘Ask the Expert’ feature, Mark writes:
“By 2020, the Government wants all schools to be private organisations, out of local authority control and this acceleration in intention aims ‘to create a gold standard education throughout England’.
“Time will tell whether academically the move to independence will be better for our young people but one thing is certain – under current frameworks, academy schools will struggle to find funding for energy saving and other improvements.
“This means that the thousands of schools currently able to access interest-free funding to improve their learning environments and relieve tight budgets through energy efficiency measures like the installation of LED lighting will no longer have broad access to state funds.”
Read the full Mix Interiors article: http://www.mixinteriors.com/ask-the-expert-5/
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