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Powering Down: Behavior-Based Energy Conservation in K-12 Schools

GBCI: 0920010345

A toolkit which follows the experiences of five public schools that have reduced electricity use by 20 to 37 percent through behavior-based strategies alone, looking to these schools as models for others and examining common strategies for every school.
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Published on: January 19, 2017

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Note: This report is available for free through the Center for Green Schools. The associated quiz and continuing education hours are available for purchase on this page.

"Powering Down: Behavior-Based Energy Conservation in K-12 Schools," follows the experiences of five public schools that have reduced electricity use by an astonishing 20 to 37 percent through behavior-based strategies alone. The paper looks to these schools as models for others and examines common strategies for every school to reduce its energy usage.

The five exemplar schools at the heart of this toolkit vary in profile and are spread across the U.S., but their programs are linked and defined by shared elements and strategies. They've achieved remarkable results while maintaining a strong commitment to a healthy environment for teaching and learning. The schools give us a window into what scale of result is possible when everything works together toward a culture of conservation in a school.

There are so many benefits to engaging faculty, staff and students in energy conservation initiatives: significant cost savings, reduced environmental impact and expanded opportunities for student learning and leadership, in addition to positive effects extending beyond the immediate school community. Take this toolkit to a school or district in your area, and see what results they can achieve!

Objectives

  1. Understand the characteristics and components of school energy consumption
  2. Learn the benefits of behavior-based strategies for reducing energy consumption in schools
  3. Identify common characteristics of schools that successfully reduce energy consumption
  4. Implement five steps to reduce energy consumption in your school
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