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1 CenterPoint Energy Sustainable Schools Program August 2013 – June 2014 School Year

2 2 Program Overview  Energy conservation program offered by CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric at no cost for selected high schools  Program goals are to: –Raise awareness for energy conservation –Change behavior to have a positive impact on the environment –Promote energy savings  School Year: August 2013 – June 2014

3 3 Program Services  Work with staff to promote energy efficiency awareness school-wide  Project resources and activities are provided for participating students (extracurricular groups and CTE) on: –Concept of energy –Understanding of energy conservation –Methods of reducing energy consumption  Materials are designed to complement tested content areas and provide exposure to several career paths  Implementation by staff is outlined upfront and supported throughout

4 4 Program Services (cont’d)  Applied activities engage students: –School building energy audits –Home energy conservation activities –Round table discussions –Promotional initiatives  Select schools receive expert energy assessment targeting low-cost operational changes

5 5 School Energy Audits  Each participating school is loaned a basic energy audit kit  Participating teachers conduct energy audits with students  Students create energy audit reports School Kit Contents: - Light meter - Watt meter - Infrared temperature sensor - Incandescent light bulb - Compact fluorescent light bulb - Screw-in adapters

6 6 Customer Eligibility  High schools (9 th – 12 th grades)  Public or private schools  CenterPoint Energy’s electric service territory  Commitment for active participation in the Program  Significant energy savings potential (for expert energy assessment)  CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric approval

7 7 Program Benefits  Requires no financial obligation for schools  Helps schools achieve energy & cost savings  Provides career path exposure and hands-on experience  Teacher training & support  Encourages environmentally-conscious behavior  Positive publicity for school and districts, valuable experience for students

8 8 School’s Responsibilities  Identify staff to participate in the Program  Enable implementation by staff and students  Foster school-wide awareness of the energy conservation program and goals  Ensure proper use of program materials  Implementation of your selected low-cost energy efficiency improvements  Allow Program participants to promote success to the community

9 9 Program Responsibilities  Provide resources, materials & suggested activities on energy conservation  Provide training & on-going support to appropriate school staff  Provide school energy audit kit on loan basis  Expert energy assessment of select schools to identify low cost improvements, in addition to student projects  Enable Program success and promotion to the community

10 10 Program Steps  Fill out & submit customer application  If approved, sign Memorandum of Understanding  Provide orientation, training, materials, equipment  Conduct the Program at the school -Subject content -Suggested activities -School-wide initiatives  Promote Program success

11 11 Contact Information  Willdan Energy Solutions Project Manager Greg Barker ext  CenterPoint Energy Project Manager Cheryl Bowman


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