Goals

  • Create a planned program to save energy in our building
  • Using 5% less energy in school.
  • Perform school energy audits


Plan

2/23/10
Continue work on Application - Nolan, Zach & Dan
Finish posters, signs, tip sheets, etc. - Izzy, Makayla, Abby, Leo & Lisa
Look for a new presenter - Leora & Lara
Application for Energy Audit - Mrs. Brown
Contest - Matt, Matt & Jack
Analyze data from district energy bills - Joey, Ari & Ryan
Class Letter/Brochure to School Board & Other schools - Claire & Sheila

Plan

2/9/10
Film the announcement - Joey, Ari & Ryan
Post the signs
Finish Teacher Tip Sheets - Jack, Andrew
Email DTE for presentation - Leora & Lara
Contest - Matt, Matt & Jack
Posters - Izzy, Makayla, Abby, Leo, Lisa
Edit Application - Nolan & Zach
Class Letter/Brochure to School Board & Other schools - Claire & Sheila
Application for Energy Audit - Mrs. Brown


October
Make posters to educate teachers & students to conserve energy & why - Lisa, Isabel & Makayla
Put signs on laptop carts to turn them off - Sheila T., Claire, & Tess
Put signs by lights switches/doors to turn off the lights when they leave - Leo O., Grace & Nolan
School Assembly - Invite in a speaker - Lara, Leora
Write a letter to Mark Ceo
Make a teacher tip sheet to help reduce energy - Andrew, Hannah & Jack L.
Make all work colorful & professional (CLASSY)
Use data collected from energy audit to have a celebration for the class that improves the most - Matt Ja., Matt Jo. & Jack G.
Do a BCS now announcement ~Joey K., Ryan L. & Ari
Collect Watt data and calculate costs - Kyle, Joey L., Daniel & Zach

Free Energy Audit Application


Teacher Survey






Energy Facts


Albuquerque Public Schools District Energy Conservation Program: Schools teaching about Resource Sustainability
http://www.apsenergyconservation.org/main.asp
http://www.apsenergyconservation.org/PDF/EnergyFactsforTeachers.pdf

School specific tips & ideas
http://www.ecoschools.com/Energy/Energy_wSidebar.html
http://www.deq.state.id.us/air/educ_tools/schools_energy_conserve_fs.pdf
http://ase.org/section/_audience/educators/
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=about.ab_index

Tips to save energy
http://earth911.com/reduce/saving-energy-at-work/
http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/saving_energy/index.html
http://greenliving.lovetoknow.com/Energy_Conservation_Tips
http://www.peninsula.wednet.edu/conservation/Energy/School%20Energy%20Conservation%20Ideas.html

Energy consumption facts
http://www.vanderbilt.edu/sustainvu/pdf/Energy%20Conservation%20Quick%20Facts.pdf
http://greenliving.lovetoknow.com/Energy_Conservation_Facts
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/appliances/index.cfm/mytopic=10040
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/consumer/tips/home_office.html

Phantom Loads
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standby_power
http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~recycle/ssec/download/Phantom%20Load.pdf
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/03/is_phantom_ener.php
http://planetgreen.discovery.com/home-garden/phantom-power.html

Here is one that will actually calculate a rough idea of the power consumed with phantom loads. I doubt its accuracy, but might be interesting to apply to your school as a whole:
http://green.designlab.net/calculator/
http://michaelbluejay.com/electricity/howmuch.html

Here is a good description of phantom loads and some basic ways (and reasons) to fight it:

http://blog.plotwatt.com/2008/03/slackers-guide-to-fighting-phantom.html


BCS's Energy Use


Contact Mark Ceo, the Assistant Manager of Maintenance & Engineering for the District: mc03bps@birmingham.k12.mi.us

Energy Audit




Week of Dec. 1st
100 Hall: Leora B.
200 Hall: Claire S.
300 Hall: Jack L.
400 Hall: Grace K.
500 Hall: Lara K.
600 Hall: Nolan L.
U-Hall: Kyle C.
Cafeteria, Media Center, Computer Labs, Staff Development: Joey L.

Week of Dec. 7th
100 Hall:Isabel H.
200 Hall:Joey K.
300 Hall: Sheila T.
400 Hall: Grace K
500 Hall:Ryan L.
600 Hall:Tess H.
U-Hall: Ari K.
Cafeteria, Media Center, Computer Labs, Staff Development:Abby B.

Week of Dec. 14th
100 Hall: Leo O.
200 Hall:Matt Ja.
300 Hall: Nolan L.
400 Hall: Tess H.
500 Hall: Claire S.
600 Hall: Daniel S.
U-Hall: Abby
Cafeteria, Media Center, Computer Labs, Staff Development: Lisa J.

Week of Jan. 4th
100 Hall: Ari
200 Hall: Grace
300 Hall: Dan
400 Hall: Ryan
500 Hall: Joey
600 Hall: Leo
U-Hall: Shelia
Cafeteria, Media Center, Computer Labs, Staff Development:Matthew

Week of Jan. 11th
100 Hall:Matthew Jo.
200 Hall:Sheila T.
300 Hall: Jack
400 Hall: Dan
500 Hall:Hannah M.
600 Hall: Lisa
U-Hall:Makayla T.
Cafeteria, Media Center, Computer Labs, Staff Development: Joey L.

Week of Jan. 18th
100 Hall: Matt Jo.
200 Hall: Ari
300 Hall: Sheila T.
400 Hall: Joey L.
500 Hall: Claire
600 Hall: Daniel
U-Hall: Andrew
Cafeteria, Media Center, Computer Labs, Staff Development: Zach

Week of Jan. 25th
100 Hall: Joey K.
200 Hall: Ari
300 Hall: Tess
400 Hall: Lisa
500 Hall: Grace
600 Hall: Andrew
U-Hall: Kyle
Cafeteria, Media Center, Computer Labs, Staff Development: Leo

Week of Feb. 8th
100 Hall:Grace
200 Hall:Makayla
300 Hall: Josh
400 Hall:Izzy
500 Hall:Kyle
600 Hall:Joey
U-Hall:Ryan
Cafeteria, Media Center, Computer Labs, Staff Development:Sheila

Week of Feb. 22nd
100 Hall:Abby
200 Hall:Lara
300 Hall:Grace
400 Hall:Ryan
500 Hall:Leo
600 Hall:Joey
U-Hall:Makayla
Cafeteria, Media Center, Computer Labs, Staff Development:Leora

Week of March 1st
100 Hall:Ryan
200 Hall:Dan
300 Hall:Sheila
400 Hall:Claire
500 Hall:Jack
600 Hall:Zack
U-Hall:Grace
Cafeteria, Media Center, Computer Labs, Staff Development:Abby

Week of March 8th
100 Hall:Ari
200 Hall:Jack G.
300 Hall:Rhys
400 Hall:Kyle
500 Hall:Leora
600 Hall:Makayla
U-Hall:Lisa
Cafeteria, Media Center, Computer Labs, Staff Development:Tess