The IAFE helps schools reduce both their heating bills and their carbon footprint whilst also positively impacting on staff wellbeing and pupil performance. Our specialists offer completely free help, advice and assistance in securing DfE backed loans and rigorously vet the quality of approved suppliers and installers.
Government funded interest free loans and technical support are still available to schools looking to improve energy efficiency and tackle climate change. All UK maintained schools* (including SEN and nursery schools) can apply for DfE backed loans to install air source heat pumps (air conditioning) in whole or part throughout their classrooms, offices and mobile buildings. Fuel bills can be reduced by up to 75% with the added benefit of cooling during the Summer months which has been shown to positively affect student performance, concentration and staff well-being. Air conditioning hugely reduces a school’s carbon footprint and is considerably more efficient and less environmentally damaging than existing gas, electricity or oil based systems.
Are you interested in what we're doing? Please let us know! We are always looking for school ambassadors and industry sponsors to help us "educate the educators" and make a real difference to both the environment and the quality of learning in UK schools.
A big thank you to all our industry sponsors, govt and partner organisations who contribute to our day to day activities - helping to keep our services completely free of charge to UK schools.
A new website detailing all our work, extensive services, grants and training is currently under development and scheduled for launch at Easter 2020. In the meantime please contact us via any of the routes above.