ERIC Number: ED245920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Total Energy Management: Award Winning Projects of Minnesota Schools.
Minnesota State Dept. of Energy and Economic Development, St. Paul.
The Total Energy Management (TEM) for Minnesota Schools program is a unified, planned approach to reducing the energy use and costs of an individual school or school district. The program is designed to increase energy awareness and improve school energy efficiency through: (1) careful energy accounting; (2) changes in operations and maintenance procedures; (3) modifications in the building envelope and its energy using systems; (4) transportation management; and (5) development of curricula with an energy focus. During the first year of the program, school districts were encouraged to enter their programs in a TEM competition. Winners, selected according to three criteria (involvement in energy management, energy-related educational activities, and improvement in energy systems and operations) included school districts with comprehensive programs and accomplishments in each area as well as districts which had only started TEM programs. This booklet describes the efforts of these school districts and serves as a forum of ideas about energy management programs for other school districts throughout the state. These descriptions are provided within the framework of a model TEM program. The model consists of four phases (initiation, development, implementation, and evaluation) which any school can follow or adapt to develop its energy saving potential. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Energy and Economic Development, St. Paul.
Identifiers: Energy Management; Minnesota