Schools’ Buying Club works with schools and Multi Academy Trusts nationwide to ensure they are getting value for money for the goods and services they procure.
Schools’ Buying Club has long recognised the requirement for schools to develop environmental strategies and look at longer term carbon reduction initiatives so therefore have enlisted eEnergy as a specialist estates supply chain net zero partner.
Schools’ Buying Club net zero solution
The Schools’ Buying Club provides an end-to-end solution to enable Trusts and schools to meet their net zero vision objectives efficiently and effectively through a phased programme approach.
eEnergy has partnered with Schools’ Buying Club to provide net zero consultancy and carbon reduction projects to educational institutions. eEnergy will offer an initial consultation and complimentary site survey to all Schools’ Buying Club members.
eEnergy is a leading “Energy-as-a-Service” (EaaS) technology-enabled provider, unleashing net-zero for public and private sector organisations, delivering energy reduction and decarbonisation solutions without the need for capital investment.
About the partnership
Schools’ Buying Club was a perfect fit for eEnergy – which has already completed over 400 energy efficiency projects in schools across the UK & Ireland.
To date, the primary focus for eEnergy has been offering Light-as-a-service via eLight. This involves upgrading schools to LED lighting for no upfront cost and charging a monthly service fee- which is always lower than the savings realised. The light-as-a-service model means that the schools are cash positive from day one.
eEnergy is looking to expand on their current offering and will work collaboratively to ensure any school they work with has the right solutions presented for their specific buildings and energy consumption profile.
Claire Delaney – MDSchools’ Buying Club
“The lack of funding for schools means that schools can start working with eEnergy on projects they don’t necessarily have the upfront cash for. It’s a win-win when you look at the savings that can be achieved alongside reducing carbon emissions. As an organisation, we’re working with eEnergy to ensure we’re doing as much as we can to kickstart our net-zero journey. I’m very much looking forward to our collaboration with the eEnergy team going forwards”
Matt Savill – National Account Director at eEnergy
“The eEnergy service offering is continually evolving with our customers’ requirements. We’ve just added solar PV to the list of products we’re providing via our energy efficiency as a service model. It’s a really exciting time for the business as we know there’s a focus on reaching net-zero. Our unique proposition helps public sector organisations that lack the upfront capital to invest in green technologies. The great thing about what we do is that it is all scientifically proven – if we say we can reduce lighting costs by 60-70%, it’s because we actually can deliver those savings.
The as-a-service model guarantees performance and sustainability as well as minimising waste. We’re always looking at the social value we can add. For example, we try where possible to have a zero-waste policy. We’ve partnered with Recycling Lives, a charity, to collect and sort all the waste packaging and old light fittings to recycle as much as possible.
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