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ERIC Number: EJ825283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
Challenge Students to Design an Energy-Efficient Home
Griffith, Jack
Tech Directions, v68 n4 p18-19 Nov 2008
This article presents an activity that gives students a practical understanding of how much energy the average home consumes and wastes, and shows how the construction technologies used in home design affect overall energy usage. In this activity, students will outline the cost of a home's electrical system, give a breakdown of how much power the electrical appliances in the home consume, detail the amount of energy wasted, and learn about the energy-efficient design and construction of a home. Following the ICA Solution (a technological method mnemonic) and working in teams of three to five people, students will gather information, develop a design, and produce a proposal that outlines their recommendations for constructing an energy efficient, energy self-sufficient "green" home. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A