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Card 10 - Greenprint

From the Models of Excellence Project Card Collection

Topic

Grade Level

9th Grade
Springfield Renaissance School
Springfield, MA

Freshman science students at this urban secondary school, as part of a learning expedition called “Powering the 21st Century”, were trained by city engineers and financial managers to conduct energy audits of city buildings: assessing the efficiency of HVAC, appliances, boilers, insulation, and windows.

Greenprint
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The students created a report that recommended energy-saving renovations to city schools, with plans for building improvements and a cost-benefit analysis of investments and savings over time. They recommended that the city invest $156,000 in renovations, guaranteeing a five-year payback.
The city followed the student recommendations, renovated the buildings, and saved over $160,000 in two years, helping the city financially and helping the environment. The city then set aside $250,000 and asked students to study other buildings. 100% of this class graduated high school and was accepted to college.

For more information, visit: modelsofexcellence.ELeducation.org


Topic

Grade Level

9th Grade
Springfield Renaissance School
Springfield, MA

Freshman science students at this urban secondary school, as part of a learning expedition called “Powering the 21st Century”, were trained by city engineers and financial managers to conduct energy audits of city buildings: assessing the efficiency of HVAC, appliances, boilers, insulation, and windows.

Greenprint
Click on the image to learn more

The students created a report that recommended energy-saving renovations to city schools, with plans for building improvements and a cost-benefit analysis of investments and savings over time. They recommended that the city invest $156,000 in renovations, guaranteeing a five-year payback.
The city followed the student recommendations, renovated the buildings, and saved over $160,000 in two years, helping the city financially and helping the environment. The city then set aside $250,000 and asked students to study other buildings. 100% of this class graduated high school and was accepted to college.

For more information, visit: modelsofexcellence.ELeducation.org