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- AK EnergySmart
AK EnergySmart is a free curriculum resource designed to give Alaskan youth an understanding of the high economic and environmental costs of power generation and the importance of conserving energy at home and school. They publish teacher training and lesson plans.
- American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
- Building for Social Responibility, Vermont
- Consortium for Energy Efficiency
The CEE promotes energy-efficient products and services nationally. They maintain a database of studies of energy-efficient schools, along with databases of other sites.
- eesmarts An Energy Efficiency Learning Initiative
Connecticut Teachers: free grade-specific curricula (currently 1-7), workshops including standards correlations, and field trips to the two Smart Living Centers in Orange and Newington.
- Efficiency Maine
Efficiency Maine is a statewide effort to promote the more efficient use of electricity, help Maine residents and businesses reduce energy costs, and improve Maine's environment. Efficiency Maine is funded by electricity consumers and administered by the Maine Public Utilities Commission (Commission). Efficiency Maine offers builder certification and training on energy management, systems, and building.
- Energized Learning: How to Use the Energized ...
- Energy Efficiency US DOE
- Green Building Initiative
This site will help you find the utilities for your town or city and contact information for available energy efficiency programs in your area, and whether building projects in the town are eligible for Green Buildings Program. [from the site]
- High Performance Federal Buildings
The Federal Energy Management Program tracks how federal agencies are improving their energy impact. This site exhibits samples of the best federal facilities energy-wise.
- Home Energy Magazine Online
- K-12 Energy Lesson Plans and Unit Ideas from EERE
The US Department of Energy, office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy offers 350 lessons on energy efficiency and renewable energy. They're organized by grade level and topic -- biomass, geothermal, fuel cells, ocean energy, solar power, transportation fuels, wind energy, and energy efficiency and conservation. Learn about passive solar buildings, advanced photovoltaics, or basic wind turbines. Take an energy awareness quiz. Estimate your carbon footprint; find ways to reduce it.
- Light Boss for dimming and controlling HID lamps
Schools that can't afford to replace high intensity discharge lamps (common in gyms and parking lots) may be able to afford this new technology that can dim HID lamps, saving energy and prolonging bulb life. The system can also integrate motion/occupancy detectors and timing schedules.
- Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Partnership
A partnership between industry, utilities, government, and researchers.
- NEXT.cc journey>>Green Dollhouse
NEXT.cc presents a series of activities to explore designing green dollhouses.
- Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
NEEP promulgates "High Performance Schools," schools that are energy efficient, safe, clean, and well lit.
- Rebuild America - Energy Smart Schools
- Six Degree Challenge
An educational campaign about energy-efficiency for consumers.
- Standby Power Home Page
Lawrence Berkeley Lab's articles about "vampire devices," home appliances that use power when they're turned off. They use a small but significant portion of the energy going into a typical American home.
- Watts-Ville K-3 interactive board game about energy conservation
Watts-Ville™ is an interactive life-size board game for grades K-3 that teaches students about energy efficiency and the importance of saving energy.