kansas association of teachers of science

  • Home
  • News
  • KSU Sponsors School Energy Management with Student Involvement

KSU Sponsors School Energy Management with Student Involvement

18 May 2020 9:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

If you’re interested in educating students about energy or reducing energy use in schools, consider attending our informational webinar on the K-12 Energy Benchmarking program, Thursday, May 28th at 3:45 pm. If you’re unable to attend, a recording of the webinar will be posted to the Kansas Energy Program’s website for viewing.


Project-based learning opportunity for Kansas schools: We have started a new K-12 Energy Benchmarking program, where we will be assisting schools with benchmarking their energy use in Energy Star Portfolio Manager and then identifying opportunities for improvement. Now is a great time to get started for the next school year! Here’s how the program works:

  • For the summer, we will focus on establishing a baseline for your building by obtaining utility bills (at least 12 months of electric, natural gas, and water) and entering the energy use data into the Portfolio Manager database.
  • We will then work with you to figure out how to best incorporate this project at your school during the next school year. This part is flexible and totally up to you. Ideally, we would like a group or class of students to take over data entry, learn how to analyze the information, conduct energy audits, and present their findings to teachers and school administrators. We are here to help during this process!
  • Energy auditing equipment will be available for loan (infrared cameras, light meters, data loggers, range finders, etc.)


Webinar description: Are you interested in learning more about the K-12 Energy Benchmarking program? Our upcoming webinar will provide an overview of the project, what to expect, activities for students, how to pay for energy efficiency improvements, and more. The webinar will be conducted via Zoom and is scheduled for 30 minutes, but we will stay on longer to answer any questions.


Register in advance for this meeting:



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.





Kurt Foley

K-State Engineering Extension – Kansas Energy Program

2323 Anderson Ave, Suite 300 | Manhattan KS 66502

816-898-5711 (mobile) | 785-532-6952 (fax)


KATS emails:  

Webmaster: webmaster@kats.org

Emails for all officers can be found at CONTACT US.

Payments and invoices should be sent to:

KATS Treasurer

P.O. Box 780899

Wichita KS 67278

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software