11/24/2010 Archived Entry: "Energy Audit of CAER Performed by Middle Schoolers"

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An energy audit was performed recently on the CAER building by a group of six Scott County Middle School energy club members.

This was the students' first energy audit outside of their school building. Working in groups of two students per floor (each accompanied by two CAER staff members), they evaluated each lab, closet, bathroom, hallway, and office in the three floor, 30,000 square-foot building. The young energy auditors assessed the lighting by counting the number, type and luminosity of lights, in addition to appliances, computers, monitors, and printers.

While still on site, Doug Keaton, manager of the energy-audit program for Project NEED (National Energy Education Development Project), loaded the data into a spreadsheet, which showed the results. This showed that we need to update several things to get up to speed.


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