ERIC Number: ED463955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Energy Smart Schools: Creating a Sustainable Learning Environment in Ohio.
Ohio Energy Project, Lewis Center.
In 1999, the Ohio Energy Project (OEP) was awarded a grant through Rebuild America, under the U.S. Department of Energy, to develop an EnergySmart Schools Program for Ohio. Together with its partners, this program serves to empower students to improve the conditions of their school buildings through education, thus increasing scientific literacy and improving Proficiency Test scores. The goals of the federal EnergySmart Schools Program are to reduce energy consumption and costs and increase the use of clean energy technologies in K-12 schools nationwide; help schools reinvest their savings from energy improvements; improve the learning environment of schools through daylighting, better temperature control, better air quality and other elements related to buildings and bus fleets; and increase student, teacher and community awareness of energy and related issues including financial management, air quality, climate change, and new technologies. This publication describes in detail the plans for implementation of this national program in Ohio. Included are an action plan; guides to making energy efficient choices and utilizing alternative energy sources; a description of several education programs in Ohio schools; and a list of information resources. (MM)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Education, Environmental Education, General Education, Program Guides
Ohio Energy Project, 7099 Huntley Road, Suite 105A, Columbus, Ohio 43229-1068. Tel: 614-785-1717; Fax: 614-785-1731; e-mail: OEP@ohioenergy.org; Web site: http://www.ohioenergy.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.; Ohio State Dept. of Development, Columbus.; National Energy Education Development Project, Reston, VA.
Authoring Institution: Ohio Energy Project, Lewis Center.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio