ERIC Number: ED126553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Energy Conservation. Educational Facilities Digest 9.
Council of Educational Facility Planners, Columbus, OH.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
Because today's schools consume large amounts of energy and, consequently, pay high energy bills, the term "energy cirsis" is no exaggeration to describe the situation facing educators and school administrators. Schools everywhere are under pressure to use less electricity, natural gas, heating oil, and gasoline. While energy conservation techniques may not be the total solution to the energy crisis, they are certainly part of the answer and they are a large part of the answer to the energy cost crisis. The articles and documents abstracted here show how schools can save significant amounts of energy in a surprising number of ways. Some of these ways have to do with maintaining, servicing, and setting equipment properly. Some depend on changing the wasteful habits that are products of a time when both energy and money were more plentiful. Some (and these are perhaps the best hope for the future) can only be put into effect by those designing future facilities. Some of the best energy saving design ideas are neither new nor complex. Builders and architects are returning to natural rather than mechanical answers to the energy crisis. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Air Conditioning, Building Design, Climate Control, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation, Heating, Operating Expenses, Solar Radiation, Ventilation
Council of Educational Facility Planners, International, 29 West Woodruff Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of Educational Facility Planners, Columbus, OH.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.