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Welcome to the Energy Efficient Schools and Students Topic Hub™, a guide to basic information with links to additional on-line resources.
Background and Overview
This section introduces the subject of energy efficiency and alternative energy in schools and curricula.
Reasons to Change
This section outlines short-term and long-term benefits and justifications for implementing energy education and designs in schools.
Barriers to Change
This section discusses factors that may impede implementation of energy design modifications at schools.
Information in this section includes activities and materials, specific to energy topics and curricula, that help reduce energy waste, encourages the use of alternative renewable energies, and prevents pollution.
This section contains detailed information on energy management issues in a variety of zones within the school (parking lots, restrooms, hallways, classrooms, and other school zones). It involves every aspect of the school's energy using equipment.
This section lists schools across the country that have implemented energy efficiency principles in designs or retrofits including regionally appropriate alternative energy. This section also identifies schools that have integrated energy curricula.
This section identifies energy related instructional materials and standards-linked K-12 curricula for classrooms.
Glossary of Terms
Alternative energy, traditional energy, and energy engineering and efficiency terms are defined.
This section lists key individuals and organizations able to assist with questions related to school energy-related topics and curricula. Additional contacts are available in the GLRPPR Contacts Database.
This section acknowledges contributions of pollution prevention experts to this topic hub.
Complete List of Links
Lists all resources cataloged in this hub. If you know of resources relating to this topic, please let us know. We will review all suggestions and include them in the hub if they provide non-biased information not currently covered.