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Energy Efficiency 2

In this activity from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), students work in teams to investigate the measures that could be applied to reduce the carbon footprint of their own school. They then prepare a presentation summarising their recommendations.

Students are frequently hearing the phrases ‘carbon footprint’ and ‘sustainable energy resources’. The ‘Energy Efficiency’ scheme of work explores what these two phrases mean and for students to research what they, as a school community, can do to save energy and reduce their carbon footprint.

The activities use the example of Howe Dell Primary School, which was designed with the principle of being a sustainable school. This provides a context to explore how well the students’ school compares, and what simple energy savings they could introduce to reduce their carbon footprint and save money as well. By using the example of Howe Dell Primary School, students have the opportunity to see how cutting-edge technology and science is being applied.

This resource is supported by the video Green School and by supporting activities in the Green School sub-collection.

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