Here's our step-by-step roadmap for success. Use the materials below and follow this roadmap (or better yet, create your own), and show us how much you can save.
Energy audits and checklists
Elementary: Use our "energy monsters" (designed by one of last year's mentor teams) to teach younger students about energy waste and identify saving opportunities.
- Energy audit checklist: After an introductory lesson on energy conservation, have the green team visit different classrooms and areas of the building an tally energy waste violations (energy monster sightings).
- Vampire Load
- Switch Witch
- Energy badges
Middle and high school audits
Winter shutdown checklists
Energy presentations are a good way to get students thinking about energy in a fun and engaging way. We've provided a stock presentation mentors or teachers can use with a class or assembly. Add some trivia and give-aways and the students will really love it. Save your own copy of the presentation and tailor it to your school.
Have an energy assembly planned? Make sure to take pictures and send them over...we'll post them on our blog.
Data and online resources
- BuildSmartDC.com: This site provides 15-minute electricity interval consumption data for almost every public building in DC. Search for your school and check out how it uses consumption during weekdays and weekends.
- An online, near real-time leaderboard will be used to track competitors. In addition, we can provide you with a copy-and-paste piece of code to embed the leaderboard into your school's homepage (see that pretty graphic below? That's just a copy and paste away.). We'll post the embed code here once it's available.