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Energy and Cost Savings for Schools

17/09/2021
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Which hand dryers are best for universities?

‘Universities are huge, complex estates with lots of different considerations’ A university is a complex mix of different property types. For example, there will be libraries, concert halls, lecture theatres, administration areas, sports halls, changing huts situated in the middle of fields, student bars, and laboratories. Some properties will be state of the art, others, built hundreds of years ago. The toilets located near each of these diverse buildings will have to consider the level of footfall, how likely misuse is (student bar!), the electrical supply, and acceptable noise levels... Read More

A ban on plastics – Draconian and infringing on people’s rights or a positive step? 01/08/2019
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A ban on plastics – Draconian and infringing on people’s rights or a positive step?

 01/08/2019 As the owner of Intelligent Facility Solutions Ltd I have been driving my staff mad about reducing our environmental impact, they have seen me arriving dishevelled and sweaty from cycling across the Sheffield Hills and investing in a hybrid vehicle. They have heard me banging on about turning the lights off, complaining about all the packaging in the bins and wasted paper, lecturing about the environment. I sound pretty annoying, don’t I? I think so! It’s a personal failing I have that sometimes serves me well but other times doesn’t necessary... Read More

15/07/2019
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Do you realise how much water you waste when washing your hands?

Have you ever considered how much water you waste when simply washing your hands? We conducted an experiment with some interesting results.  This post highlights why we should all be thinking about our hand washing habits. It also gives recommendations of things businesses and property owners should be including in their washrooms to minimise waste and costs. After reading this blog post, we strongly recommend also reading this article on why saving water is just so important for the planet. It’s packed full of science and facts, and really sharp analysis. The... Read More

School fundraising & cost saving online calculator 05/03/2019

School fundraising & cost saving online calculator

School budgets are getting cut more and more.  Head teachers, school business managers and school bursars are having to find ways of saving money the best way they can because of this. Parents, teachers and governors are really concerned that the quality of education is suffering because of funding shortages.  This can be because of limited teaching resources & basic supplies they can afford, increasing class sizes so limited teacher/student time and insufficient Career Professional Development (CPD) opportunities. At the time of writing, this issue is being discussed in parliament, mainly due to petitions... Read More

Easy ways to live a more sustainable life 15/02/2019
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Easy ways to live a more sustainable life – Tip 2 – Reusable coffee cups

Hi, I am an ordinary bloke, not a typical ecowarrior, just someone who has taken a good look at himself and his business and thought I must do better! I am looking at positive changes that I can make to reduce my own personal waste footprint. In particular I am looking at the logic behind the decisions and positive knock on effects. I love WIN-WINS in life so that’s what I’m looking for, WINS for me and for the wider environment. This is the 2nd in a series which will... Read More

How a school can save money and reduce their carbon footprint 07/12/2018
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How a school can save money and reduce their carbon footprint

In this post you will see how a school can save £1000’s switching from paper towels to energy efficient hand dryers. In the example below it will show you that a typical school can save over £5500 switching. Just think where that money could go in a school budget? There’s a calculator for you to see how much money and carbon your particular school could be saving. This post and video will also remind you of the issues paper towels bring to a school such as: Blocked drains Overflowing waste bins... Read More

Hand Dryers for Schools; A Guide to Selecting the Best 03/11/2016
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Hand Dryers for Schools; A Guide to Selecting the Best

Intelligent Hand Dryers UK has now supplied over 1000 Schools, Colleges and Universities. Find out how much your school could save! This calculator uses the very energy efficient and high speed Turboforce Junior PLUS hand dryer to show comparisons. The calculations shown are with the hand dryer at its highest rated power to give minimum savings. An intelligent heating system makes sure the savings will increase further. Use this calculator to see how much money and carbon you could save switching from either conventional hand dryers, paper towels or roller towels to... Read More

Energy Savings For A Primary School 30/10/2015
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Case Study: Typical Energy Savings For A Primary School

Due to budget constraints and environmental responsibilities, schools are always on the look out to make cost savings and energy reductions. Please read the following case study of how this can be achieved. Case Study: Energy Savings and Carbon Reductions Available to Schools by Switching to Energy Efficient Hand Dryers In Brief: School annual savings – £345 – £639 (savings that can be put to good use in other projects around the school.) School annual carbon reduction – 1555 – 2876 Kg/C02 (Decreasing the carbon footprint of the school) In Detail: The school are... Read More