Watts for Wildcats - EAST Night Out

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Har-Ber EAST's powerpoint for their grant funded energy project. It contains information about how to be energy efficient as well.

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Watts for Wildcats - EAST Night Out

  1. 1. A Springdale School Energy Project<br />Watts for Wildcats<br />Alexis Arenas<br />Alissa Miller<br />Evan Payne<br />Jake Herrington<br />Kristen Grisham<br />Luke Burton<br />
  2. 2. Project Problem<br />We are addressing energy inefficiency in the Springdale School buildings. <br />
  3. 3. Project Goals<br />Thermally record the condition of at least three elementary schools in the area<br />Present innovative ideas to conserve energy to the school board<br />Help families to save money while helping the planet<br />
  4. 4. Project Deadlines<br />
  5. 5.
  6. 6. Community Partners<br />Michele Halsell<br />Managing Director<br />University of Arkansas<br />Roy Stanley<br />President Emeritus<br />Lindsey Management Co.<br />Brandon Bryant<br />Service Master<br />Heat and Water Restoration<br />
  7. 7. Technologies<br />
  8. 8. Final Cut Pro<br />Final Cut Pro to produce a documentary about energy efficiency. <br />
  9. 9. Photoshop<br />Photoshop to visually enhance pictures.<br />
  10. 10. Flir i7<br />We are using a Flir i7 to take pictures to thermally record condition of a select few elementary schools and show their energy efficiency.<br />
  11. 11. GIS/GPS<br />GIS and GPS technology to map the locations of the thermal imaging. We also plan to implement these pictures into GoogleEarth.<br />
  12. 12. Accomplishments<br />
  13. 13. So far we have…<br />Investigated ways to be more energy efficient for homes and businesses<br />Conducted an interview with a elementary school administrator.<br />
  14. 14. Energy Efficiency for Schools<br />
  15. 15. What is Energy Efficiency?<br />Energy efficiency is doing more with the same amount of energy or less energy.<br />Energy efficiency saves money and makes buildings more comfortable, healthy, and safe.<br />
  16. 16. Benefits of Energy Efficiency<br />Reduces consumption<br />Increases comfort & safety<br />Reduces pollution<br />Makes our economy stronger<br />Increases our energy security<br />
  17. 17. How Efficient are U.S. Schools?<br /><ul><li>Average annual energy bill to run America's schools: $6 billion
  18. 18. A typical school district with 3,000 students spends $400,000 on energy per year.
  19. 19. The least efficient schools use 3 times more energy than the best energy performers </li></li></ul><li>Problem of our Generation<br />Energy consuming population<br />Is there a way to save energy with little effort?<br />
  20. 20. Small effort, Large Impact<br />Insulation! <br />Lighting!<br />Architecture!<br />Attitude!<br />
  21. 21. Energy Pyramid of Conservation<br />Can’t support the top without a solid bottom!<br />
  22. 22. READING THE BILL<br />
  23. 23. 1. Refer to the Bill!<br />The bill will often provide a key or guide.<br />Don’t be scared to refer to it.<br />
  24. 24. 2. Look at the readings!<br />Most bills will have a previous cost and a current cost. Compare the numbers!<br />
  25. 25. 3. Read the details<br />Look over all aspects of the bill.<br />Look for hidden fees, extra charges!!<br />Announcements are often advertised on the bill.<br />
  26. 26. 4. Pick up the phone!<br />Don’t be scared to pick up the phone and call the company. <br />Ask for assistance on reading your energy bill if needed<br />
  27. 27. 5.Stay informed!<br />Keep up with your balances<br />Don’t get behind on payments<br />Do some research to find out more ways to decipher your bill!<br />
  28. 28. Heating<br />Watch your chimney!<br />Check the thermostat! (one degree less can save you 5% in one year)<br />Don’t block heaters with furniture or other objects<br />
  29. 29. Lighting<br />Clean the bulb! (get the light you are paying for!)<br />Wash full loads of laundry (can save you 15% of the energy your appliance uses)<br />Regulate the refrigerator !<br />Unplug electronics you are not using ( chargers, lamps, hairdryers)<br />
  30. 30. Thank you for your time<br />If you have any other questions feel free to ask, or email us at: wattsforwildcats@harbereast.com<br />

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