ERIC Number: ED198648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Study in Energy Conservation for Existing Schools. Final Report.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning and Research Branch.; Calgary Board of Education (Alberta).
Phase 1 of this report summarizes a simulated approach to analysis of energy consumption in five selected Alberta schools. Phase 2, the greater part of the report, deals with the selection of cost-effective modifications in two schools representative of the greatest range of schools presently in the system. In each of the schools, the energy consumption was monitored, records kept of the costs of modifications, and an energy audit made to indicate how the total energy and utilities were apportioned within the school. The school statistical records affecting energy use are given with the energy audit. A major objective of this study was to supply a "shopping list" of items that would provide the greatest savings for the least investment cost. Items easiest to install and monitor were installed first, 18 modifications in one school, 29 in the other. These items, in ranking order of expense, constitute the energy saving shopping list of modifications. Also included is the application of the planning models to retrofit schools of a similar design. Guidelines for future school design are presented. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation, Foreign Countries, Simulation
Planning and Research Branch, Alberta Education, 11160 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, Alberta T5K OL2 Canada.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning and Research Branch.; Calgary Board of Education (Alberta).