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Energy WISE

Several years ago I was asked to develop an energy management program for Guilford County Schools. With more than 120 schools...

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Benchmarking NC K-12 utility data

Up until this past August there has been no mandated utility reporting. If a school system wants to know if they...

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Now what?

“MEN WANTED: FOR HAZARDOUS JOURNEY. SMALL WAGES, BITTER COLD, LONG MONTHS OF COMPLETE DARKNESS, CONSTANT DANGER, SAFE RETURN DOUBTFUL. HONOUR...

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If eighth graders designed schools

Imagine a school that is not only energy efficient and environmentally conscious, but is also using modern ideas and research in...

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Scaling net-positive schools

Operating and maintenance costs of educational facilities are constantly on the rise. Finding creative ways to reduce these costs are...

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NC GreenPower announces grant recipients for solar schools

In October 2003, NC GreenPower was launched to supplement the state’s existing electric supply with more green power – that...

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Savings begin in the boardroom

The finest energy management program in the world is hardly worth the effort without the school board and district leadership...

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Homegrown green

A critical responsibility for an educator is to prepare students for future success, a preparation both aspirational and pragmatic. Teachers...

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Powered Schools Spotlight: Cumberland County

What do you do with the savings from conserving utility use to sustain the cycle of conservation?   Cumberland County’s...

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Common sense energy

What if your energy company gave you $68 per student per year in your school district?   They might not...

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What is possible for our schools if we engage?

A few years ago, I challenged a group of students to “think about the future.” Only one responded, “I don’t...