GLRPPR Sector Resource: Energy Efficient Schools and Students Topic Hub
Energy Efficient Schools and Students Topic Hub
Escalating energy costs are forcing our nation's schools to explore energy efficient technologies and practices as well as to consider alternative forms of energy. As these expenses increase, funding necessary for academic learning in school districts decreases. Schools then become less cost effective to operate and maintain. The Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR; www.glrppr.org) has developed a Topic Hub on Energy Efficient Schools and Students that describes energy efficient practices and research available to schools and introduces resources that support changes in operations, maintenance, and behavior. Numerous ways exist to reduce escalating energy costs and this Topic Hub assembles guidelines and comprehensive energy programs, identifies educational efforts and case studies, and provides examples of best practices for schools. A "Curricula" section identifies energy related instructional materials and standards-linked K-12 curricula for classrooms. This Topic Hub was developed and is maintained by the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) as part of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx) national Topic Hub project. For more information about P2Rx and the Topic Hubs, see http://www.p2rx.org.
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