ech2o are one of the lead consultants for West Sussex County Council’s Engauge project. The Engauge programme is designed to provide schools with an overview of their current sustainability performance using a bespoke method called Susgauge. Enguage is about measuring the performance of the school, providing costed solutions for environmental improvements and engaging with the pupils to make them more aware of the issues around climate change, water, waste and biodiversity.
In 2008 ech2o carried out comprehensive water audits on 12 primary and secondary schools. The audit detailed water use throughout the school, and included an understanding of the current water culture amongst staff and pupils. The audit was backed up by a report that rated each school against DFES benchmark tables and included a comprehensive spreadsheet highlighting potential water, CO2 and monetary savings from implementing various low-cost and zero-cost water efficiency measures.