Wanted: caretakers and site managers to take energy survey ...

9 August 2018

We're looking for school caretakers, site managers, business and energy managers to take part in an interview to tell us about energy management and energy use in the schools they look after.

In exchange for 45 minutes of your time we are offering £50 towards equipment for the school.

This is part of a new government funded research project that we are working on with Samsung UK, Lancaster University and My Utility Genius to create a smart energy platform that can help schools to reduce their energy bills.

CSE's Annette Lamley said "We know it's the holidays, and this doesn't help us recruit people to interview, but the timing is out of our hands. What we're seeking to build is an innovative energy management platform for schools – with pupils and teachers involved at every level. The platform will use state-of-the-art technology to give us an in-depth view of how schools use energy and where and how it can be used more efficiently."

"We realise, too, that 45 minutes is quite a lot of someone's time, but it's an exciting project that could lead to significant cost savings for resource-stretched schools. We'd be grateful to anyone reading this if they could spread the word and help us find interviewees."

You can read more about the Micro:bit energy platform project here.

If you would like to take part, please email annette.lamley@cse.org.uk or call 0117 934 1415.

There is also an opportunity for interested schools to have further involvement in the project to the end of  2019. To learn more about what this would involve and how it might benefit you please email tim.bailey@samsung.com.

Photo © Copyright Lewis Clarke, reproduced under Creative Commons

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