Case Study 5: Reducing Energy Use in School

Fifteen students in third through sixth grade at Hitch Elementary School, a public school on the north side of Chicago, were engaged in an after-school program to learn about energy and energy conservation. They put their knowledge into action to help lower energy use in their school.
 
 
What Are We Trying to Accomplish?
Reduce energy use in our school without hurting the learning environment.
FIGURE 3.5. ENERGY USE OVER A SEVEN-DAY PERIOD.
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How Will We Know a Change Is an Improvement?
Figure 3.5 contains the display from the project Website. It shows electricity use for Hitch school; each ...

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