The 2015 Energize Schools Energy Conservation Competition run by Strategic Energy Innovations via the Energize Schools program came to an end this week. Nearly 500 students from across the Greater Bay Area at over 50 schools participated in the competition between over 50 schools competing to reduce school energy use buy the greatest percentage.
Participating schools created energy participation plans, and implemented these with the guidance of the Energize Schools program, a non-profit collective of Bay Area sustainability organizations co-founded by Bay Area Climate Collaborative and sponsored by PG&E. The competition is designed to be fun and interactive for the students, to teach the importance of being energy conscious, and to emphasize the value of energy saving.
Schools implemented a wide range of conservation strategies: producing videos to demonstrate plug load energy use, creating energy tickets to hang on doors, of classrooms. The final results are currently being tallied, but so far Bay Area schools have saved well over 100,000 kWh. Congratulations to all of the schools who participated!