BCK's student-directed energy conservation program uses project-based learning to address real-world challenges while providing science instruction, environmental education and a glimpse into the sustainable energy industry, a thriving job market. By installing facility upgrades and implementing a handful of best practices, schools can conserve energy and realize measurable savings. In addition to saving money, these energy efficiencies reduce the school’s carbon footprint.
BCK's Energy Education Program has four basic components:
Energy Audit: Students measure energy and calculate the energy consumption at their school site.
Best Practice Analysis: Students study cutting-edge energy efficiency technologies, renewable energy and behavioral changes that lead to energy conservation.
Conservation Campaign Development: Students research and compile data to make efficiency recommendations to School Board and Facilities Department. Students create a school-wide conservation campaign to encourage behavioral changes that conserve energy.
Community Outreach: Students share knowledge and best practices with school community and other local businesses and organizations.