I read an article on BBC.co.uk yesterday about a school in Norfolk in England that has put in place a program that it hopes will save £7,000 per annum in energy costs using wood pellets rather than oil. The heating and hot water for 25 classrooms, a drama studio, the hall, IT rooms, offices and the reception will be provided by the biomass boiler.
It got me thinking that maybe if all schools in Ireland were converted from fossil fuels to a biomass energy source for their heating needs, it could bring big savings to the overall education budget and perhaps save some teaching jobs.
A program of environmentally driven infrastructure changes could have a double benefit to the economy if it were to create jobs in the implementation phase and save ongoing expenditure.
Ber Assessors will also take whatever heating technology is employed in a building into account when making and energy asessment.