This page highlights the key areas of activity we are have and are undertaking. This page will continue be updated regularly.
Let’s Go Zero 2030
We are proud to announce that BPET has signed up to the ‘Let’s Go Zero 2030’ campaign. We look forward to working with them.
The Net Carbon topic has been on the Board of Trustees agenda for a while, as Trustee Simon Rule, Founder and CEO of Place Group Ltd, is already active in this regard for his own businesses and is keen to ensure BPET and all of our schools start to take action. Having recently attended the Education Estates Conference Simon confirmed at a recent board meeting
“THE ONLY topic of conversation is how schools meet zero carbon targets through improving buildings and encouraging behavioural change!”
BPET have welcomed representatives of the Let’s Go Zero 2030 team, corporate organisation is called Ashden, to participate in our annual staff conference, January 2022. and we continue to link with them on campaign initiatives.
We actively encourage our schools to create their own Action Planner through the Global Action Plan ‘Transform our World‘, which is a community of educators empowering students to take climate action.
We are delighted to share this joint eEnergy Testimonial from our CEO Mark Greatrex and Halley House School Headteacher Ms Claire Syms. This was filmed at Halley House School in January 2022. This summarises the first steps we took as an organisation with eLight for LED Lighting and Intelligent Metering known as MY ZeERO
BPET is keen to live and work in a much more sustainable and our partnership with eEnergy will identify how we can both save money and procure greener energy in the future.
This image shows the first works taking place at Kilburn Grange School (KGS).
MyZeERO – Intelligent Metering
All our schools now have the MyZeERO Intelligent Metering System installed. This gives us real time, accurate usage data by school to allow us to validate our bills and much more accurately procure our utilities in the near future.
The benefits of MyZeERO Intelligent Metering to BPET:
There are several ways that the installation of MyZeERO will support the Trust in both the short the long term:
- It will provide us with accurate data to validate our bills.
- It can tell us when and where our energy wastage is at its highest. This will allow schools to identify faults (i.e. lightings being left on or coming on during the night) and provide staff and pupils with real life data to support educational conversations around us delivering cultural change.
- It will enable us to re-tender for our energy contracts, most of which are due for renewal next year.
The savings generated over the 7-year period of the partnership contracts for eEnergy and MyZeERO contracts will more than offset the total value of the monthly payments. eEnergy helps organisations to achieve three of the key steps to achieving net zero: understand energy consumption, transition from brown to green energy and reduce energy usage. Read their press release on our project here.
We have recently, spring 2022, started to explore the potential for Solar Energy across our schools with eEnergy. Watch this space for more updates.
The Green Schools Project –
Bringing Climate and Carbon Neutral into our Curriculums
We invited The Green Schools Project to our BPET conference in January 2022 to present to staff on how to bring Climate and Carbon Neutral into our curriculum, as well as our premises and building actions.
Evendons Primary School achieves Sustainable Travel Award
Evendons Primary School, Wokingham has won a prestigious accolade for sustainable school travel with help from Wokingham Borough Council. Evendons is the first in the borough and only the eighth in the country to be awarded the highest possible status of platinum in the national Modeshift STARS scheme.
Within the article it states:
“The highlight of the award was when Cllr Keith Baker, the Mayor of Wokingham borough, attended an assembly to present staff and pupils with a certificate to honour their achievement. He talked to the children about his mayoral role before meeting them in the playground as they proudly showed off their scooters and bicycles.
Cllr Gregor Murray, executive member for resident services, communications and emissions, said: “Everybody has a part to play in tackling climate change and I’m delighted that the pupils of Evendons Primary School have shown such dedication to this at such a young age.”
Congratulations to everyone at Evendons!