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Decarbonising School Buildings

Our Work

DBE Services is at the forefront of the push to decarbonise church schools by 2030.

On this page you will find everything you need to know about decarbonisation and how to begin your journey to net zero.

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Changing the Climate

The YouTube Video tells the story of our initial Public Sector Decarbonisation Project as we worked with 25 schools, and installed air and ground source heat pumps across the Dioceses.

Decarbonising Schools

Working closely with University of Sheffield Schools of Art and Architecture we've developed a bespoke website for schools who are looking to go on their decarbonisation journey.

Net Zero Carbon Routemap

Download the Church of England's Net Zero Carbon Routemap.

Resource Page

The Church of England resource page is filled with useful information.

Using this knowledge we are helping to spearhead and coordinate the Church of England Education Office’s programme to decarbonise across the country, using the DBE Services Decarbonisation Diamond.

Want to start your decarbonisation journey?​

A - G of Net Zero Carbon

We believe all schools can engage with this agenda through the A to G of Net Zero Carbon. 

All Schools
Attitude
Behaviour
Culture
Most Schools
Decarbonisation
Energy
A Few Schools
Fabric
Gas

In working in partnership all schools can do something about their attitude, behaviour and culture. 

In terms of Decarbonisation, most schools can then do something about their Energy Efficiency and Energy Generation.

Some schools can do something to improve their building Fabric through insulation or air-tightness.

A relative small amount of schools can currently replace their Gas or Oil heating System with a heat pump solution.

Find Out More

DBE Services is working with partners across the sector to roll out this approach to all Church of England Schools in the Net Zero Carbon scope. If you want to find out more then please contact us.

Heat Decarbonisation Plans

DBE Services has partnered with three Energy Consultancies through a framework agreement to produce high quality and bespoke Heat Decarbonisation Plans for schools.  Each plan is around 50 pages long and provides all the technical information and costing required to bid for government funding to decarbonise schools.  We have successfully secured over £7M of PSDS funding using these plans.  A sample plan can be found here.

On average a Heat Decarbonisation Plan for a primary school is £2,000 plus VAT as part of a project including at least 35 schools.  We have a schedule for High Schools ranging from around £3,000 to £5,500 plus VAT depending on the site and the complexity of the Plan.

If you are interested in this service then please contact Sam on sam@dbeservices.co.uk.

Primary Heat Decarbonisation Plan

On average
£ 2000 plus VAT
  • Bespoke energy modelling
  • Analysis of energy efficiency and energy saving solutions
  • Proposed heat pump solution
  • Costings for school decarbonisation

Secondary Heat Decarbonisation Plan

Starting at
£ 3000 plus VAT
  • Bespoke energy modelling
  • Analysis of energy efficiency and energy saving solutions
  • Proposed heat pump solution
  • Costings for school decarbonisation