Energy efficiency is the easiest, most cost effective way to reduce energy consumption, yet remains a challenge for many school districts. PowerSave Schools reduce consumption an average of 5-15% in one year through no-cost operations and behavior changes! Through the PowerSave Schools program students are empowered to grow as leaders, apply academic knowledge to solve the real-world challenge of increasing utility bills, and move their schools and communities toward a greener future with energy efficiency practices and measurable energy savings.
Energy costs are an enormous expense for U.S. schools--approximately $6 billion each year according to Energy Star-- second only to personnel costs, exceeding the costs of textbooks and supplies. PowerSave Schools students are educated about energy and the importance of energy efficiency, as well as trained to use a diagnostic toolkit that assesses the energy usage in their school. The school building becomes a learning lab for students to apply STEM principles (science, technology, engineering, math), as well as language arts, to solve a global problem.
What Schools get out of PowerSave Schools: dollar savings up to 10s of thousands of dollars from no-cost behavior and operations changes.
What teachers get out of PowerSave Schools: high quality resources and opportunities for project-based, real-world learning.
What Students get out of PowerSave Schools: the opportunity to take a leadership role in understanding and positive engagement on one of this generation’s most urgent problems.
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- Teachers: Review lesson plans (aligned to Common Core and Next Generation Science) and Resources, including new flipped classroom lessons.
- Utilities and Districts: Customize your program with PowerSave Schools case studies.
- Supporting Students: Check out the Energy Hog!