ERIC Number: ED469147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Myths about Energy in Schools.
Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
This publication from the EnergySmart Schools initiative, a program that focuses on improving communities nationwide through energy-saving solutions, examines some myths and misconceptions about energy in schools and provides facts that can help school districts make smarter energy choices. The myths discussed are: (1) energy isn't a major budget item for schools; (2) schools can't save much by being energy smart; (3) energy efficiency is unrelated to student performance; (4) energy improvements in existing buildings require major upfront investments; (5) new schools are energy efficient; (6) constructing an energy efficient school costs more; (7) designing energy efficient buildings takes more time; (8) tracking energy use isn't necessary; (9) local communities won't support energy improvements; and (10) help is hard to find. (EV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Building Operation, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation, Energy Management, Lighting Design, Misconceptions, Operating Expenses, School Buildings
For full text: http://www.eren.doe.gov/energysmartschools/pdfs/31607.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.