ERIC Number: ED461982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
How Parents and Teachers Are Helping To Create Better Environments for Learning. Energy-Smart Building Choices.
Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
This guide explores the contributions that parents and teachers can make to enhance energy choice decisions that affect the design and operation of educational facilities. It also examines how making the right choice can create better learning environments. The guide reveals how schools have turned energy improvements into powerful teaching tools; how design guidelines help create high-performance school buildings; how smart schools incorporate energy features into the curriculum; and how smart energy decisions benefit schools, communities, and the environment. It further shows how much money schools can save by making the right energy choices, and it establishes the link between daylighting and improved test scores. (GR)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation, Guidelines, Parent Participation, Public Schools, Teacher Participation
For full text: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy01osti/30557.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.