The PowerSave Schools Program has several goals that add up to energy savings:
- Save energy and lower school energy costs through no-cost behavior change;
- Strengthen student learning;
- Engage students as advocates for energy efficiency in their homes and communities;
- Introduce students to careers in energy efficiency and sustainability;
- Educate students about energy efficiency best practices including integrated demand side management.
For more information about these key components go to www.powersaveschools.org
The Road Map Guide is the essential tool for PowerSave Schools. Included in the Road Map Guide are benchmarks for creating a successful energy-saving program, lesson plans for teachers to integrate energy into their curriculum, and documents needed for planning and evaluating the PowerSave Schools Program.
Green Workforce Development
Green workforce development is a key portion of the PowerSave Schools Program. Students learn to be leaders in their school and discover what a green career really means. With the Department of Labor estimating strong green job growth, students trained in energy efficiency best practices will be on the road to successful careers.
Measurable Energy Savings
Measurable Energy Savings are central to the PowerSave Schools. Students are empowered to use their schools as a learning laboratory, making no-cost behavior change recommendations that generate real savings.
Community Outreach is a vital part of the program, as students are encouraged to take their newfound energy efficiency best practices into their communities by educating others, auditing outside businesses, and reporting findings to school administration, school boards, and parents.