Cooling and Heating Activities

Overall, the built environment around us is responsible for more energy consumption than any other sector, but consumption is much more than lighting and computers. A very significant portion of energy consumption is hidden in the form of cooling and heating the spaces we call home, work, or school. Cooling and heating requirements vary by region and even vary greatly within the state of Texas. However, one of the ways to reduce overall energy consumption is maintaining best practices for cooling and heating efficiency.
Integrating “Energy 101”

If you're looking for a resource related to complex, multidisciplinary issues in the energy sector, look no further than Energy 101: Energy Technology & Policy.

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Keeping the School Cool

How we design, operate, and place our buildings has a bigger impact on our energy profile than any other aspect of modern society. That means the built environment is a good place to start for implementing efficiency programs.

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Utility Bill Organizer

We use energy for everything and could not make it through a single day without it. But we rarely even think about how much we use, what kinds of energy there are, the cost, or the pollution consequences.

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How Much Energy Do You Use?

U.S. residents use more energy now than we ever have in the past. There are many reasons for this.

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Home Energy Survey

The Home Energy Survey and Energy Checklist are ways to make the students aware of how much energy they are using throughout the day.

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Energy Conservation vs. Energy Efficiency: What’s the Difference?

Some people think of energy conservation as having to be uncomfortable or suffer to save energy. The truth is: comfort and conservation are completely compatible!

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Cost-Effective Buying

Consider the motivational factors for purchasing an “energy-saving” heating or cooling system.

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Keep Your Cool Naturally

Staying cool takes energy. There is energy in creating cool air, through electricity. Being unintentional about your energy use is a waste of energy.

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