The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) Energy Office partners with the Kansas Energy Program* to provide energy education resources to K-12 schools throughout Kansas. The program has provided energy education assistance to more than 77 schools and K-12 organizations/events and 9,838 students through on-site presentations and KidWind Challenges, and through its energy equipment lending library.
This year, the KCC Energy Office stepped it up a notch and has launched a new initiative to assist Kansas’ schools in benchmarking energy consumption through Energy Star Portfolio Manager, an online tool you can use to measure and track energy and water consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions. This hands-on, project-based learning activity is intended to get students involved in learning about energy use in their schools. The Kansas Energy Program will provide personnel to conduct the initial benchmarking, and will train teachers and students in the use of Portfolio Manager. Student-led teams can then maintain the Portfolio Manager database and present the school’s progress to teachers and administration. As an additional activity, students can use energy-measuring equipment in the Kansas Energy Program’s lending library to conduct mini energy audits to see where energy may be used more efficiently.
To gather initial data on interest in the project, we request you complete the following survey (16 questions, 3 minutes). Visit our websites to learn more about the KCC Energy Office/Kansas Energy Program partnership, and feel free to give us a call if you have any questions. Again, all activities through this KCC Energy Office initiative would be at no-cost (other than teacher time).
*The Kansas Energy Program is housed with Kansas State University Engineering Extension.
Graduate Student Intern
Kansas Energy Program
K-State Engineering Extension
2323 Anderson Ave, Suite 300 | Manhattan KS 66502
785-532-4998 (office) | 785-532-6952 (fax)firstname.lastname@example.org | www.kansasenergyprogram.org