School Zero

Sustainable solutions for carbon-neutral schools

School Zero is the innovative carbon-reduction solution offered by ENGIE to help schools achieve net zero carbon emissions. The UK’s 32,000 schools have a critical role to play in achieving the government’s target of net zero emissions by 2050. School Zero combines our sustainable energy expertise with our retro-fit and construction capabilities to help schools save energy, promote sustainability and cut carbon emissions.

Inspiring the next generation of sustainability champions

We recognise the particular challenges faced by schools in reducing energy use and eliminating carbon emissions, and we’re acutely aware of young people’s genuine interest in environmental issues. That’s why, as well as identifying and implementing energy efficiency and building performance improvements in schools, we provide high-quality curriculum materials and educational resources to help teachers inspire pupils and champion sustainability.

We engage with local communities, connect schools with broader place-wide strategies, and help pupils understand the part they and their school can play in creating a cleaner, greener, more sustainable world.

How we deliver net zero carbon

Our three-stage approach  involves analysing and baselining your emissions, developing fully costed plans in the form of a school zero roadmap report which outlines the steps required and their impact on energy consumption and carbon emissions and then  implementing the targeted measures.

We focus on maximising energy efficiency, without compromising the comfort, safety and productivity of your school.  This can involve replacing existing equipment and assets with more energy-efficient versions, refining operational controls and processes, and introducing sustainable sourcing. In addition, we work collaboratively to change behaviours across the school, so everyone is working together to minimise energy consumption.

Funding for fully costed measures

We know that funding carbon-reduction programmes is a major challenge for schools, so we help by giving you the option to progress incrementally towards net zero over time or choose a co-ordinated package of works.

We can connect you to appropriate sources of funding and develop suitable financing models that allow capital costs to be repaid from savings made.


For more information about our full School Zero services