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									Management of Resources - Action Plan Summary (for inclusion in school SEMP)
(DRAFT:written by Geography Students at James Cook BHS,with additions from DET Energy manual))

Issue: Energy consumption within the school Goal: To conserve energy and reduce consumption of the school’s annual greenhouse gases by 20%
Strategy: Energy conservation practices introduced and education within the school

CURRICULUM INTEGRATION Teaching and learning strategies to be undertaken
Geography Global Issues

Actions to be taken

Action checklist (tick)

Performance indicators

When will it be completed?

Who is responsible?

ELECTRICITY BILLS *Conduct audit of electricity bills. Report: See attached graph and summary. Note: Students completed an initial walk through of the school as an awareness raining exercise about energy efficiency. An actual audit of the bills found that the school used 285,250 kWh electricty (April 06 to March 07), compared to 264,846 kWh (April 05 to March 06). As there are 629 staff and students this represents 453.5 kg Greenhouse gas emissions for the year April 06 to March 07. The school could aim to reduce emissions by at least 20% by year 2020. This will require approximately a 57,05o kWh reduction. EEC and students Geog

May 200?



Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20%

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Relevant Subject


CANTEEN Assess canteen Report: there are 12 fridges and freezers, 4 ovens, 1 ice machine,1 microwave,9lights,1heater, 1 air conditioner. *Purchase energy efficient refrigerators (5 star) *Use less fridges especially over holidays: consolidate food into one if possible *Encourage low waste packaging policy *Introduce litter reduction campaign and low waste lunch policy * Expand recycling to reduce energy consumed to support the school. COMPUTER ROOM Assess computer room Report: many computers/projector on but not set to standby. *During theory lessons do not use computer rooms *set all computers to energy efficient settings/low power mode. *Organise poster in room to inform all users to use energy r=efficient practices. Give examples clearly and put stickers on desks/computers to ensure this happens. *Take out one light from each light fixture as only one in each is needed *Turn off air conditioning in winter * Regularly clean fluorescent light diffuses. Regularly replace fluoro tubes to ensure efficiency. *Turn off computer screens when not in use.

Computer studies *School staff *Canteen staff/scho ol staff


*reduced energy bills *successful in obtaining grant *talking about environmental issues more often

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Increased awareness of energy conservation throughout the school community

FUTURE ALTERNATIVE ENERGY OPTIONS Assess school grounds/buildings Report: Compasses were used to determine the suitability of the buildings for solar panels: The school is most suitable due to the excellent orientation of buildings –mostly with windows facing north. TO DO *talk to school executive about funding solar panels and the link with D&T curriculum outcomes *Apply for grant from govt *install solar panels on north facing buildings, possibly B, I, G, D: students suggest 2 panels on large building, one on smaller STAFF ROOMS Assess energy usage of staff rooms Report: Staff 1)1 small fridge 95% full, freezer empty, 1 microwave, zip hot water,2 computers 1 off 1 on standby,6 lights all on but no one in room,1 air conditioner(off) 2) 2 fridges 1 large with freezer empty and fridge 20% full, 1 small with nothing in it, small zip,2 computers on, large air conditioner,6 lights 3)1 very large fridge 4 star rating 390l only 5% full, very large zip,1 microwave,coffeemachine,12 lights on no one in room,4 fans, 4) 1 small fridge 5% full,1 microwave, smallzip,2 fans,3 lights, 1 air conditioner,1 computer and printer. Note heating , cooling are major power consumers: staff rooms have heavy demand for cooling food in Royal National Park Environmental Education Centre NSW Department of Education and Training

*Smaller fridges purchased *lights off when not in use *timers purchased. *reduction in energy bills.

fridges and heating water for tea coffee, and air conditioning rooms. Major reductions could occur if staff practice energy conservation as well as students. TO DO *timers * encourage use of kettles instead of permanently boiling water *check all fridges are necessary: possibly gradually replace with smaller more energy efficient appliances. Keep large fridge for big functions and use small fridges on regular nasis. *adjust thermostats on fridges for winter months *defrost or maintain fridges regularly *clean out and TUIRN off all staffroom fridges over holidays *encourage use of cold water cycles for staff fridges as most plates cups etc are not very greasy or dirty(just mainly coffee cups etc) *install motion sensors for lights in all staff rooms *recommend only switch on lights in middle of common room due to light from windows being sufficient *install a yearly timer on air conditioners to turn off outside of selected hours of operation LIGHTING Assess lighting in school. Use light meters to determine lux levels and suggest areas where energy conservation could occur. Report: Students walked around school and measured light levels. Many rooms had lights on after students exited the rooms.. Some rooms such as the Library had excessive lights in areas close to windows.(See separate light survey for results) Royal National Park Environmental Education Centre NSW Department of Education and Training

TO DO: *Turn off lights during the day if there is sufficient light naturally *replace external security lights with low pressure sodium security lights *install movement sensor lights in external areas *incorporate switching control within electronic bell system to turn off lights in every room 2 minutes after bells *replace fluros every 2 years * install skylights *install pneumatic timers in all storeooms to switch lights off 1o minutes after use * place stickers on light switches to encourage all students and staff to turn off lights * replace incandescent lights with fluros * remove unnecessary l fluro ight tubes where there are 2 or more in a fitting * when painting rooms choose light colours * install low wattage lighting in halls * raise awareness of the energy used by lights at assemblies/staff meetings etc OTHER *switch off hot water units during weekends and holidays *periodically survey the school after roll call, recess and lunch to ensure lights not in use are turned off. * conduct full school energy audit to determine the areas that are energy hot spots. *measure energy used on one day and then attempt to save energy through turning off lights etc as a trial. Communicate exact energy savings to the school community as a measure to enthuse and help address the issue. *Use student energy monitors (or SRC reps) for 1-2 Royal National Park Environmental Education Centre NSW Department of Education and Training

weeks to check lights off at recess, lunch and before sport and report to school. *Conduct energy audit by recording electricity meter readings and continue to monitor and investigate unaccounted energy use both overnight and on weekends.

Action checklist (tick)

When will it be completed?

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Teaching and learning strategies to be undertaken

Performance indicators

Who is responsible?


* GEMP Government Energy Management Plan

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