Thursday, February 3, 2011

Energy Action in Schools program

We hope everyone is starting to thaw out after this big freeze!

Yesterday, we announced that several schools across the state have been chosen to participate in the Energy Action in Schools program.  This program is funded in part by federal State Energy Program (SEP) funds and the Wabash Valley Power Association, IPL, and Citizens Energy, and it's being implemented by the National Energy Foundation.  The following school corporations are taking part:  Carmel Clay, Carroll Consolidated, Greencastle, Hasten Hebrew Academy, Indianapolis Public Schools, Maconaquah, North Miami, South Central, South Madison, and Wawasee.

In short, each school building that participates will receive an audit.  An adult Energy Action Leader will be trained at each school, and students can join the Energy Action Patrols that will monitor usage in the buildings and make recommendations for additional savings.  This is not only a great way for students to learn about energy and conservation, but for school corporations to identify further steps that can be taken to cut costs.  The best part is that this is free for schools to participate.

Stay tuned in the upcoming months as schools undergo training and report back to us on their energy savings.