What is the Energy School?

It is our training programme for professionals from the social services of public administrations, professionals and volunteers from NGOs and vulnerable people and families. It is part of the Naturgy’s Energy Vulnerability Plan.

These travelling sessions address matters related to energy efficiency and optimisation of bills, among others, with the aim of minimising the impact of energy costs on the lives of the most vulnerable people.

The workshops are eminently practical and participatory and the attendees can apply what they learn to their own bills. The School contributes to the Naturgy Foundation’s environmental commitment while driving savings and energy efficiency.

 

Sessions for professionals

The training, which lasts about three hours, is focused on professionals in the Third Sector and social workers. The classes take a deep look at the understanding of bills and responsible energy habits.

  • Social workers in public administrations
  • Social workers in the Third Sector

Webinars

Due to the state of alarm decreed by the government as a result of the COVID-19 emergency situation, the school is offering virtual sessions on how to manage energy bills, consumption habits and energy efficiency.

If you are interested in connecting to one of the sessions, contact us at escuelaenergia@naturgy.com

Digital tools for energy management

New electric tolls

Security at home

Energy efficiency of domestic appliances (new labels)

New tolls 2021

Good energy consumption habits at home

Electricity and gas bill

Digital tools for energy management

The regulated tariff and the price of energy

Rehabilitation and energy certification

Electricity bill

News on COVID-19 regulations

The electricity bill

The subsidised rate

Consumption habits

Review of current government measures

Gas and electricity bill case studies

Energy audits in households and homeowners’ associations

Energy efficiency at home

The Energy School in numbers


2.028 classes


48.660 hours of training


22.700 participants


657 towns and cities

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Cumulative data at november 20, 2020

What do we explain at the Energy School?

Improve your consumption habits

We will give you some advice to efficiently manage the energy in your home and save on your electricity and gas bill.

Fridge

Cooker

Dishwasher

Distribution board

Do you want more efficiency tips?

When you cook… try out these small tricks to save make savings

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ico_checkUse as little water as possible as the more you use, the more energy you need to heat it up.

ico_checkUse pans with a diffuser base that is slightly bigger than your hob burners or rings.

ico_checkTurn off the oven or vitroceramic hob before your food is done to use residual heat.

ico_checkIf you have the choice between cooking in the oven or the microwave, go for the latter: you can use between 60% and 70% less energy.

ico_checkThere’s no need to pre-heat the oven if you’re going to use it for over an hour.

ico_checkUse a pressure cooker whenever possible as they cut down cooking times and use 80% less energy.

ico_checkRemember that you lose 25% of the accumulated energy every time you open the oven door

Large electrical appliances

Fridge… this is one of the most energy-intensive electrical appliances in your home.ahorro_nevera

ico_checkIf necessary, defrost your fridge when the layer of ice is 3 millimetres thick to make sure it works optimally and uses as little energy as possible.

ico_checkAvoid continually opening and closing the door, and don’t leave it open longer than necessary.

ico_checkSeparate it a few centimetres from the wall to ensure the air can circulate.

ico_checkSet the temperature of the fridge between 3°C and 7ºC and the freezer at -18ºC.

ico_checkDefrost food in the fridge to make the most of the cold it gives off in the process.

ico_checkClean the back of your fridge at least once a year to ensure the motor works more efficiently.

Dishwasher, washing machine and dryer… make the most of them to reduce consumptionahorro_lavadora

ico_checkUse short or ECO washing programmes. And wash with cold water whenever you can.

ico_checkRemember that there’s no need to rinse the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher

ico_checkMake sure they’re full to save water and energy. And if you can’t wait, use a half-load programme

ico_checkRemember that handwashing your dishes can be 60% more expensive than using your dishwasher.

ico_checkSpin-dry your washing as much as possible before putting it in the dryer: the spin cycle uses less energy than they dryer.

ico_checkClean the filters of your washing machine and dryer regularly.

Regarding heating… remember that it is responsible for 41% of your total consumptionahorro_calefaccion

ico_checkDon’t cover radiators with furniture or curtains as this increases energy consumption and makes it difficult for the heat to move into the room.

ico_checkTurn off the heating when you air and try to do this at times of day when there is lots of sun. And remember, 10 minutes are enough to renew the air in a room.

ico_checkBleed your radiators regularly to ensure they work optimally.

ico_checkSet the temperature of your heating between 19°C and 21°C during the day and between 15°C and 17°C at night.

ico_checkAvoid losing heat by putting your blinds down at night and making sure the doors and windows are well insulated. A well-insulated window can help you save between 20% and 30% on heating.

ico_checkDon’t dry your clothes on the radiators because it increases energy consumption.

ico_checkUse rugs to increase the thermal sensation of a room and reduce energy consumption.

Regarding air-conditioning… don’t forget you can also save in summerahorro_reparacion

ico_checkCheck the filters of your air conditioner before starting it up every summer.

ico_checkRemember that 25 degrees is low enough to feel cool in your home.

ico_checkDon’t keep the air conditioning on while you air out rooms. Do this at the coldest time of day and at night. Remember that 10 minutes are enough to renew the air.

Regarding electronic devices… these small large energy consumersahorro_enchufes2

ico_checkUse multi-socket adaptors with a switch to group together several devices so you can disconnect them at night.

ico_checkDon’t leave the television, computer, console or any other electronic device on stand-by, because they still consume electricity.

ico_checkIf you telework or use your computer a lot at home, remember that it’s better to turn it off if you’re not going to use it for more than half an hour.

Regarding lighting… remember that it represents almost 9% of the electricity consumed in your house.ahorro_luz

ico_checkUse LED technology in lighting.

ico_checkAdjust the power of your luminaires to your real needs.

ico_checkMake the most of daylight and don’t turn the lights on until it’s really necessary.

ico_checkIf you have a fluorescent tube in your kitchen, remember that it consumes a lot of energy. It’s better to leave it on if you’re going to turn it off for less than 15 minutes, as it consumes less than switching it on again.

Other general tips… be more energy efficiency to consume less and save on your energy billahorro_energético

ico_checkAdjust the temperature of the boiler to between 30°C and 35°C to use energy more efficiently.

ico_checkMake sure you correctly upkeep all your electrical appliances so they work efficiently and you don’t waste energy. Remember to check them regularly.

ico_checkSmall electrical appliances that produces the most heat also need the most energy to work. Therefore, they consume the most. Remember this when you use the toaster at breakfast, when you iron the clothes you’ve washed or when you use your hair dryer.

ico_checkChoose high-efficiency, low-consumption appliances. Replacing your old ones requires a certain investment, but in return we can reduce energy consumption and the expense this represents.

Energy efficiency indexes

For more information, see the energy efficiency section of our website.

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