Excel file from the school energy audit: Download the file and use the data to make a graph or chart of a portion of the data you are looking at (for example, you can look at how different types of subjects use overhead lights differently, or big classrooms vs. small classrooms. For a grade, create a graph, make a statement about what you have learned from it, and a question that comes to your attention when looking at the chart.

Click here for a great discussion on energy use and lighting: http://condo-blues.blogspot.com/2010/02/expensive-energy-efficient-light-bulbs.html and http://www.green-energy-efficient-homes.com/turn-off-lights.html














We are planning on going into every room and count lights, see whether they are on or not, count windows, etc.
What should we look at in the rooms? It may be a good idea, to have specific questions for specific types of rooms. I have entered a few examples below. Enter more questions as well as more types of rooms.


Classrooms

How many lights are in the room? DONE
Do you turn most of them off and or one strip of lights? DONE
Do we need to be inside for class on warm days? DONE
Why do teachers have the big laptop carts plugged in when no one is using them?DONE
Why do we still have books and use paper if we have laptops? DONE
How many teachers actually use the laptops on a daily basis? DONE
Do we need television for the announcements because Patti announces them every morning and its just a repeat. DONE
Suggestion
Unplug things that are being used. DONE
How many of your windows are left open? DONE
Are your blinds up or down?
Is the "heater" blowing cold air or hot air? DONE
Are the windows sealed tightly? DONE

In Mr.haydens room 250 ml of water was wasted dripping from a sink

Storage rooms

Are they being used when the lights are on? DONE
Do they have a window? DONE
Do they have a fridge? DONE
How many objects are plugged in? DONE
Is there heat in there? If so, is it needed? DONE
How often are the things in storage used? Could we get rid of some? DONE

Hallways

Don't need hall lights on all the time. DONE
How many lights are there? DONE
Are there lights on in the stairwell? DONE
Don't need cameras for the use of technology. DONE
How often are the windows in the hallways open? DONE
How many windows are there? DONE
Are they sealed tightly? (No air coming through) DONE
How often are the doors left open? DONE
Are they sealed tightly? DONE
How often are the elevators used? DONE
Are the lights always on inside them? DONE



Offices

How often do you run the air conditioner? DONE
Is the air conditioner on or off? DONE
How many items are plugged in? How many are currently turned on? DONE
Do they need the air conditioner since we don't get to stay cool on hot days? DONE
Do they have their TVs on when they're not using it? DONE
How many lights are on? DONE

Bathrooms

How many lights are there? DONE
Are the lights on or off? DONE
Should we install automatic flushing? DONE

Suggestions:
Automatic lights
Use dimmer lights like some restaurants. DONE

Cafeteria

How many lights are there? Are they on or off? DONE
How many ovens/refrigerators/etc. DONE
Do we need to buy foods we aren't going to eat, that we're just going to waste? DONE

Suggestions:
They can make fresh food instead of heating everything up.
We don't need TV in there, we're not even allowed to watch it.
Do not make us buy food that we're going to waste.

Janitors Closet

Do they have lights on when not using it? DONE

Library

How many lights are on? DONE
Are there people in the library now?

Suggestions:
Do not need air conditioner
Do not so much technology,
They can use led lights

Locker Room

How many windows are there? DONE
How many lights are there? DONE
How many lights are on? DONE
Are the faucets dripping? DONE
Don't need lights on all the time they have windows.


Courtyard

When are lights on or off?
Do we need air conditioning in the cafe?
Don't need lights in the courtyard because we go out during the day not night time. DONE
Do we need air conditioning in the lunch room during the winter? DONE

Parking Lots

How many lights are in the parking lots? DONE
Don't need lights they have car lights.