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					  2009 – 2010
Program Manual
 Kenton County School District
       1055 Eaton Drive
    Fort Wright, KY 41017
         859-344-8888
  www.kenton.kyschools.us
                     E=WISE2
           2009 – 2010 Program Manual
                Table of Contents

I.    Introduction to E=WISE2
      a. Mission Statement
      b. Goals
      c. Background
      d. Glossary
II.   Getting Started
      a. Program Summary
      b. How to build your E=WISE2 Team
      c. E=WISE2 Schedule
III. Assessment
      a. Secret Audit
      b. Plug Load Study
      c. Building Assessment Tools
IV. Raising Awareness and Educating at School
      a. Awareness Poster
      b. Energy Assembly
      c. Additional Activities
V.    Raising Awareness and Educating the Community
      a. Change a Light, Change the World
      b. Additional Activities
VI. Monitoring
      a. Organizing Your Patrol
      b. Patrolling the School
      c. Energy Shut Down for School Breaks
VII. Recognition
      a. WISE Guy Challenge
      b. E=WISE2 Award Program
      c. The Kentucky NEED Project’s Youth Awards Program for
          Energy Achievement
      d. Kentucky Green & Healthy Schools Awards Ceremony
VIII. Forms and Templates
      a. Sample Application Form
      b. Sample Recommendation Form
      c. Meeting Attendance Form


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d. E=WISE2 Secret Audit Patrol Record
e. E=WISE2 Patrol Record
f. Plug Load Worksheet
g. School Energy Shut Down Checklist (Long Weekends)
h. School Energy Shut Down Checklist (Winter Break)
i. School Energy Shut Down Checklist (Spring Break)
j. School Energy Shut Down Checklist (Summer Break)
k. Annual E=WISE2 Patrol Record Summary
l. E=WISE2 Activity Reporting Form
m. E=WISE2 Yearly Activity Report
n. E=WISE2 Classroom Checklist
o. Energy Plan Report Form




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INTRODUCTION TO E=WISE2

Mission Statement
The Kenton County School District is dedicated to energy efficiency and conservation.
We believe that energy efficiency and conservation is important to protect our
environment, to preserve our natural resources, and to encourage responsible spending
of our community’s tax dollars. The E=WISE2 program is designed to educate everyone
about energy efficiency and conservation and promote energy efficient habits.

Goals
   1.     Educate students, staff, and community on WISE use of energy and the
          importance of energy efficiency.
   2.     Reduce the Kenton County School District’s environmental impact through
          WISE use of natural resources.
   3.     Reduce energy consumption in all buildings through WISE practices so that
          district funds can be redirected for other uses.
   4.     Empower Administrators to make WISE decisions that favorably impact the
          use of energy at their site.
   5.     Promote energy awareness and stimulate WISE energy efficient behaviors
          among all occupants and users.
   6.     Engage students in active responsible citizenship through WISE activities.
   7.     Increase student achievement.
   8.     Encourage the WISE use of school facilities as a hands-on learning lab.
   9.     Provide WISE leadership opportunities to students.
   10.    Promote the Kenton County School District as WISE and responsible
          stewards of the environment and community tax dollars.

Background
The Kenton County School District spends approximately $2.5 million annually in
energy costs. We consume 26,950,534 kWh of electricity which contributes 20,000 tons
of CO2 emissions annually. If we can reduce our electricity consumption by only 10%
we will save nearly $200,000 dollars annually and save over 200 tons of CO2 from
polluting our environment. This is equivalent to removing 27 cars from the roads or
planting 55 acres of trees.

Because of our dedication to energy efficiency and the environment, the KCSD has
adopted Green building practices in all of our new construction and renovation projects.
This ensures that we build schools that are environmentally friendly and provide a
healthy environment for its occupants.

We have also committed to improving the energy efficiency in our buildings. We have
created a Sustainable Energy Plan to provide direction and goals for continuous
improvement of our energy program. We are an ENERGY STAR PARTNER and have
signed up to take the ENERGY STAR CHALLENGE to reduce energy consumption.


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E=WISE2 (Education creates Wisdom In Saving Energy and the
Environment) is a program we have developed to educate building           TIP: Studies have
occupants and the community about energy efficiency while reducing        shown that by
energy consumption in our schools. Each participating school will         turning out the lights
create an E=WISE2 team that consists of students, an administrator,       in a classroom when
a building support person, and a team sponsor. The E=WISE2                they are not needed
Program Manual will provide the framework and ―how to‖ of the             can save $50 per
program but the level of success is up to each team and their level of    classroom.
involvement. Each team will receive an E=WISE2 Award. The
amount of this award will be dependent on the level of participation in   How many
the program.                                                              classrooms are
                                                                          there in your
The E=WISE2 program works in conjunction with the Kentucky NEED           school?
Project by using NEED energy kits and curriculum. A large portion of
these kits have been donated by the Kentucky NEED Project in
partnership with Duke Energy and the Department for Energy Development and
Independence. The Kentucky NEED Project will also help with training and
implementation of the program. Duke Energy and the Department for Energy
Development and Independence have supported the E=WISE2 program through a grant
that has helped cover most of the costs of the program.




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Glossary

Baseline: an initial set of data used for comparison.

Benchmark: a follow-up set of data from which measurements may be made, usually
comparing them to the baseline data.

Carbon footprint (CO2): the amount of carbon dioxide emissions produced by the
energy consumed by an individual, organization or product.

Cost Avoidance:      amount of money not spent because of advanced planning or
preparation.

Emission: Releases of gases to the atmosphere from some type of human activity
(cooking, driving a car, etc). In the context of global climate change, they consist of
greenhouse gases (e.g., the release of carbon dioxide during fuel combustion).

Energy efficiency: Refers to activities that are aimed at reducing the energy used by
substituting technically more advanced equipment, typically without affecting the
services provided.

HVAC: the abbreviation for heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems.

Kilowatthour (kWh) - A measure of electricity defined as a unit of work or energy,
measured as 1 kilowatt (1,000 watts) of power expended for 1 hour. One kWh is
equivalent to 3,412 Btu or 3.6 million joules.

Phantom Load: The amount of electricity drawn from electric appliances when they
appear to be off, but are actually in stand-by mode (often signified by a small colored
light). Usually, cords with small black boxes attached, such as a cell phone charger,
continue to draw electricity, even when the phone is not connected to that cord.

Plug Load: The amount of electricity drawn from electric outlets by appliances and
equipment.

NOTE: A more complete energy glossary can be found at www.eia.doe.gov/kids/.




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GETTING STARTED
E=WISE2 2009 - 2010 Program Summary
The E=WISE2 program is based on four basic principals: assessment, raising
awareness, educating, and monitoring. There are required activities and suggested
activities. The required activities are required for each school to receive its E=WISE2
award. The suggested activities are optional and are included to help each team come
up with ideas to help each team take their E=WISE2 program to the next level.
E=WISE2 awards will be based upon each team’s level of involvement within its school
and community. Each E=WISE2 team will receive an E=WISE2 Kit that will include
NEED curriculum materials, awareness materials, and tools to be used as part of the
School E=WISE2 program.

Assessment
The first step to implementing the four principals is to perform an assessment of your
school’s energy habits. Each team will start their school program by performing an
initial ―secret‖ audit of the energy habits of the people in the school. The teams will
check rooms to see if lights and computers have been turned off when the room is
unoccupied, if the and doors are closed, and if the HVAC units are unobstructed (if
applicable). This will allow each team to establish a good baseline of their building’s
energy habits. Each team will also perform a plug load study of a typical classroom,
office, and non-classroom space to learn how plug loads impact the energy usage in
their school.

Awareness
Each team will create an energy awareness poster in October. Each school will raise
awareness about the E=WISE2 program and energy efficiency to their school during an
Energy Assembly or similar activity.

Each team will be provided with awareness materials to use in their school. These
materials will include light switch stickers, stickers for computers and equipment, ―thank
yous‖ and ―tickets‖ for patrols.

Education
The teams then develop a plan for educating the building occupants about energy
efficiency and conservation. Suggestions for educating include columns in school
newsletters, energy tips/facts during school announcements, Change a Light, Change
the World campaigns, plays/skits, energy fairs, green day, etc. The teams can choose
to do additional activities to educate their community about energy efficiency and
conservation.

Monitoring
As the teams implement their awareness and education activities, they will need to
continue to monitor habits by patrolling the school and issuing ―thank yous‖ or ―tickets‖,
recording their findings and comparing these findings to their baseline. This will allow


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each team to measure their success in changing the energy habits within their school.
Teams will also facilitate the use of the School Energy Shut Down Checklists for breaks
(appendix g – j).


How to Build Your E=WISE2 Team
The E=WISE2 program in your school should be a coordinated
team effort. Your team should consist of an administrator, a
building support person, at least one teacher and students. The        TIP: Parents need to
team members do not have to be energy experts; they just need          understand the commitment
to be willing to participate. The administrator plays an important     involved in their student
                                                                       being on the E=WISE2
role by providing continuing support to the team. Having a school
                                                                       team.
administration staff that believes energy conservation is important
                                                                            Support student’s
will help give the E=WISE2 team creditability to the staff and                attendance at team
students.                                                                     meetings
                                                                            Provide
It is up to each individual team to decide when and how often to              transportation after
meet. Meeting a minimum of once a month is required. Many                     meetings
teams find that bi-monthly meetings work best. As for the time,
an hour and a half to two hours is recommended.

The number of students to select for the E=WISE2 team is at your discretion. The
students should be interested in energy and environmental issues and be able to act
responsibility. Many of the projects the students will be coordinating are student driven,
so it is important to select reliable and trustworthy students that can be depended upon
to plan and complete the task given.

You may choose to use an application process. Included with the application might be
recommendations from former teachers and a paragraph stating why they would like to
be on the E=WISE2 team. A parent or guardian’s signature confirming their support of
their student’s involvement on the energy team should also be part of the application.

Sample application and recommendation form can be found in the appendix, forms a &
b. A meeting attendance form can be found in the appendix, form c.




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E=WISE2 2009 - 2010 Program Schedule

October 16th
   Team sponsor training

October
   Awareness Posters due to Central Office

April 15th
   NEED Youth Award project due
   E=WISE2 Yearly Activity Report Due to Central Office

May 13th
   KY NEED and Kentucky Green & Healthy Schools Awards Luncheon

May 17th
   E=WISE2 Awards Luncheon

June 26 - 29
    NEED Youth Awards Program – Washington, DC




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ASSESSMENT
Secret Audit
Your first patrol should be a ―Secret Audit‖. The ―Secret Audit‖ patrol should be
completed before your Energy Awareness Assembly and before anyone knows about
the patrols. You will patrol the school marking your secret audit patrol record, form d,
without handing out any ―thank yous‖ or ―tickets‖. This will allow you to see what the
energy habits are in your school and create an energy habit baseline (see the
Monitoring section for instructions on patrols.)

Plug Load Study
Each E=WISE2 team will perform a plug load study at their school, form f. This will
allow the team to learn how energy is used at their school and help them to determine
where they can find ways to conserve energy.

One classroom, office, and non classroom space in the school will be surveyed for
equipment (computers, tv’s, VCRs, copiers, fax machines, refrigerators, microwaves,
etc.) that uses electricity using the Plug-Load Worksheet, form f. List each piece of
equipment on the worksheet, quantity, and measure the average running wattage using
the Kill A Watt meter from your E=WISE2 kit.

You will then need to determine if the equipment has a phantom load. Equipment that
continues to use electricity after it is turned off is considered a phantom load. For
example: A VCR may be turned off but the display is still on, this display is a phantom
load and the VCR must be unplugged in order for there to be no energy use. After all of
the information is gathered, you will need to calculate the total running hours/month,
monthly kWh, yearly kWh, and Annual cost columns in the worksheet, form f.

Once the plug load study is completed, the team will analyze what they discovered.
The team should start by categorizing plug loads into essential and non-essential items.
This discussion/analysis will result in a report on how your school could reduce its plug
load, form O. This report should include potential reduction in energy usage and
environmental impact.

Building Assessment Tools
The tools and activities in the kit equip the E=WISE2 team to investigate energy
consumption. The E=WISE2 kit includes: Kill A Watt meter, light meter, hygrometer
pen, digital thermometer, indoor/outdoor thermometer, flicker checker, and light switch
stickers. The team will also receive grade-appropriate NEED teacher and student
guides.




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RAISING AWARENESS & EDUCATING AT
SCHOOL

E=WISE2 Team                                                             Tip: Many teachers
                                                                         use energy efficiency
Students must understand what energy is in order to have a clear         to meet the Practical
understanding of the importance of energy efficiency. For this           Living component of
reason, Kenton County School District is partnering with The             the Kentucky Core
Kentucky NEED (National Energy Education Development) Project.           Content for
Teams will be provided the use of NEED’s Science of Energy kit.          Assessment. The
In addition the District is providing one E=WISE2 kit per school.        Energy Team might
                                                                         be called upon to
                                                                         teach other students
Awareness Poster                                                         about energy
Each E=WISE2 team will create an Energy Awareness poster. The            efficiency using the
poster can be created by hand or digitally and should be 11 x 17 in      E=WISE2 kit.
size. The poster should be designed to increase awareness about
energy efficiency conservation. Keep in mind that the poster does not have to be
created by the team. The team can use other resources in their school, i.e. art
department.

The posters are due to at the student training in October. Once the posters are
received, we will have 18 copies of each team’s poster made and we will distribute one
of each team’s poster to each school. Each school will then have 18 different posters to
display throughout the school. These posters will need to laminated by the school and
posted around the school.

Energy Assembly
Each school is required to host an assembly or similar event to
introduce the E=WISE2 (Education creates Wisdom In Saving            Tip:
Energy and the Environment) program and discuss ways to                  A picture is worth a
conserve energy at school, home, and in the community.                    thousand words:
Students from all grade levels should participate in the assembly         Show photos of your
                                                                          Secret audit; the
or event. The E=WISE2 mascot is available for schools to use for
                                                                          classroom checklist and
the assembly.                                                             thank yous/tickets.

                                                                         Get the audience
                 Sample Assembly Agenda                                   involved--Play Energy
                                                                          Conservation and
*Discussion points in italics                                             Efficiency Jeopardy as a
                                                                          way to teach the school
   I.     Introduction of E=WISE2 program (Overview)                      energy conservation
          E=WISE2 is a program developed to educate the school            behaviors. Select
          and community about energy efficiency while reducing            student leaders, such as
          energy consumption in schools. The E=WISE2                      the student council, to
                                                                          be the contestants.


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       program is based on four basic principles: assessment, raising awareness,
       education, and monitoring.
         Assessment – “Secret Audit”, plug load study
         Raising Awareness – posters will be displayed in the school to raise
           awareness; teams will be given other items to raise awareness that will
           include light switch stickers, computer stickers, “thank yous” and “tickets”,
           etc.
         Education – teams will need to develop a plan for educating the building
           and community about energy efficiency and conservation; Schools can
           earn awards based on level of participation and energy reduction.
         Monitoring – team monitors the change in energy habits of the people in
           the school.

II.    Meet the student team members and sponsor(s)
       The E=WISE2 team will be introduced to the school. Team members include
       students, an administrator, a building support person (custodial staff
       member), and a team sponsor.

III.   Secret Audit Results
       Each team will start their school program by performing a “secret” audit of the
       energy habits of the people in the school. Teams will need to share results of
       their investigation with the school. This gives the team and school a good
       baseline of their school’s energy habits.

IV.    Patrols
       The E=WISE2 team will continue to patrol the school to monitor energy habits.
       The team will issue “thank yous” or “tickets”, recording their findings and
       comparing these findings to their secret audit results.

V.     Ways to Conserve Energy
       The E=WISE2 team will discuss ways the school can conserve energy. The
       team could perform a skit, play energy jeopardy, or lead other creative
       activities to teach the school about energy efficiency and conservation.




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Additional Activities
The goal of the E=WISE2 team is two-fold. Once the team has
completed their energy assessments and knows what it means to
                                                                     Tip: Get some great ideas
be E=WISE2 they are encouraged to share their knowledge with
                                                                     from these successful
the school. The E=WISE2 teams may choose to request the              energy programs:
following energy NEED activity guides. These guides provide
ideas for activities that motivate the entire school and community
                                                                        The NEED Project’s
to become interested in energy efficiency and conservation:              ―Projects and Activities‖
     Talking Trash                                                      manual at
     Museum of Solid Waste and Energy                                   http://www.need.org/curr
     Energy Fair                                                        iculum.php
     Energy on Stage                                                   School Eco Response
     Energy Carnivals                                                   Team, Montgomery
     Great Energy Rock Performances                                     County Public Schools,
     Energy Math Challenge                                              Rockville, MD
                                                                         http://www.montgomery
     Energy Efficiency and Conservation Jeopardy                        schoolsmd.org/departm
     Energy Songs                                                       ents/facilities/greenscho
                                                                         olsfocus/sert.shtm
There are many additional ways students can raise awareness             Texas Watt Watchers
and educate staff and students about saving energy at your               Program
school. Here are a few examples:                                         http://wattwatchers.org/

   Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools: The Kentucky Green and Healthy (G&H)
    Schools program is an interactive web-based program for students and teachers. It
    guides students through nine investigative inventories, one of which is energy. The
    G&H program is designed to improve the health and sustainability of their school
    buildings and grounds. Recognition is given to schools after they have completed
    three inventories. The energy inventory guides students through a survey of their
    school building to determine how energy efficient it is. Based on their inventory,
    students may create an education program for their school and design ways for it to
    save energy. Check it out at www.greenschools.ky.gov.

   Communication: Make daily or weekly announcements with energy tips,
    recognition of classes that are doing well, how much energy has been saved that
    week, or upcoming energy events.

   Writing: Prepare articles for the school newsletter or create your own energy
    newsletter. Make brochures with energy saving ideas; prepare energy tip sheets
    about computers, small appliances and lighting.

   Education: Have upper grade students teach lessons about energy to primary
    grades. Present energy saving ideas for the home at a PTA meeting. Introduce your
    team and its plans to the teachers at a monthly faculty meeting.

   Signage: Create an energy bulletin board; post energy efficiency information or
    posters throughout the school. Create signs for various machines telling how much


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    energy they use. Post energy tip-for-the-week. Make an energy calendar for each
    classroom, so they can track their energy behaviors and usage.

   Classroom Energy Captain: Ask each teacher to appoint a different student each
    week or month to see that classroom lights and equipment are off when the class
    leaves the room. At the end of the day, that student should check to see that blinds
    are down, and windows and classroom doors are closed.

   Technology: Prepare a PowerPoint, video or DVD with energy saving tips. Create
    a documentary with photos of your WISE energy activities; do a photojournalism
    story on the ―Secret Energy Audit‖—before and after; design a school web page just
    for energy.

   Publicity: Announce school energy events and/or send your energy news stories
    and photos to these Kenton County School District contacts:
     Teresa Wilkins, Public Information Officer: teresa.wilkins@kenton.kyschools.us
     Jim Best, Educational Television Services Coordinator:
       jim.best@kenton.kyschools.us

   Celebration Event: Host an end-of-the year event to celebrate your E=WISE2
    successes!

   Documentation: Make sure you document your activities on the activity reporting
    form, form l.



RAISING AWARENESS AND EDUCATING THE
COMMUNITY
The E=WISE2 teams are encouraged to share their knowledge with the
                                                                              TIP: One
community. NEED activity guides can be used to provide ideas for              thousand
activities that motivate the community to become interested in energy         Change A Light
conservation:                                                                 pledges will save
     Talking Trash                                                           282,000 kWh of
     Museum of Solid Waste and Energy                                        energy and
     Energy Fair                                                             prevent 446,000
     Energy on Stage                                                         pounds of
                                                                              greenhouse gas
     Energy Carnivals
                                                                              emissions. Every
     Great Energy Rock Performances                                          light changed is
     Energy Efficiency and Conservation Jeopardy                             a step in the
     Energy Songs                                                            right direction.

Change a Light, Change the World…Start with ENERGY STAR
The Kenton County School District supports the ENERGY STAR®'s


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Change a Light, Change the World Campaign. This campaign is dedicated to getting
people to switch out one incandescent light bulb and replace it with a compact
fluorescent bulb (CFL) or choose another energy saving pledge.

If you are interested in becoming a Change A Light pledge driver and learning about
funding opportunities to support your CAL campaign, contact the Kentucky NEED office
via email at kreagor@need.org. Download the NEED Teacher's Guide (2.24mb pdf) for
implementing the Change a Light, Change the World Campaign and set a goal to collect
CAL pledges in your school and community.




MONITORING
Organizing Your Patrol
1. Start by setting up procedures for your school. You will need to decide some things
   before you start patrolling.

         When will you patrol?
          Choose times when classrooms are usually empty such as before and after
          school, during lunch, and recess.

         Where will you patrol?
          Decide if any areas will be off limits. Think about     TIP: Keep it fun! Try doing
          closets, bathrooms, workrooms, etc. Decide where        different things to keep
          you will store your patrol supplies. Will keys be       interest in the program.
          needed to access rooms?                                 Make announcements, such
                                                                  as ―Are you E=WISE2?‖ or
         How often will you patrol?                              ―E=WISE2 is watching!‖
          Schedule patrols often enough so that people will be    Announce the results of
          reminded that you are always watching. A minimum        your patrols. Post the
                                                                  results on a bulletin board.
          of one during school and one after school patrol per
                                                                  Consider having contests
          month is required.                                      for the class that earns the
                                                                  most ―thank yous‖ or the
2. Next, create your patrol routes. You may want to start with a  class that is most improved.
   copy of your school’s fire exit plan. Separate the school into
   sections that can be patrolled by a pair of students. Each
   section should have 10 – 15 rooms so that it can be patrolled
   within 5 – 10 minutes. Don’t forget to include offices,
   portables, gym, and cafeteria.
3. Continue to patrol through out the year. Try to patrol on different days and be
   ―unpredictable‖. Post the E=WISE2 classroom checklist (Classroom checklist
   template can be found in the appendix, form n) in each room so people will
   remember what you will be looking for when you patrol. Hand out ―thank yous‖ for
   rooms with good E=WISE2 habits and ―tickets‖ for rooms that need improvement.




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   Monitor your progress in changing habits by comparing your patrol records, form e,
   to your baseline from your ―Secret Audit.‖

Patrolling the School
1. Start by getting your patrol materials, including form e. from the designated area.
   Your goal is to patrol all of the rooms in your area and look for wasted energy.

2. When you enter a room, place the room number and date/time on your patrol
   record, form e. If the room is empty and the lights are on, then energy is being
   wasted, place an X under lights on your patrol record. If the room is empty and the
   lights are off or the room is occupied and the lights are on, then no energy is being
   wasted, place a  under lights.

3. Was the door closed when you got to the room? Put an if the door was closed or
   an X if the door was open. Do the same for any windows in the room.

4. Now you want to check the computer monitors and printers. If the
   computers/printers are not being used and the computer monitors/printers are on,
   then energy is being wasted, place an X under computers on your patrol record. If
   the computer monitors/printers are off or being used place a  under computers on
   your patrol record.

5. If your school has heating and cooling units inside the classroom, you want to check
   them next. Are the units clear from any obstruction? i.e. books, boxes, etc. sitting on
   or in front of the unit. If so place a  under HVAC units on your patrol record. If the
   units are obstructed, place an X under HVAC units.

6. Now it is time to leave the room with either a ―thank you‖ or ―ticket‖. If the room had
   all ’s then leave a ―thank you‖. If the room had mostly X’s then leave a ―ticket‖ and
   circle all of the happy faces for any ’s and circle all of the sad faces for any X’s.

Energy Shut Down for School Breaks
School breaks are an excellent opportunity for energy conservation. There are many
things that can be done to conserve energy while school is closed. Included in this
manual are Energy Shut Down Checklists, forms g, h, I, j for the various school breaks
throughout the year. E=WISE2 teams should work with Building Support staff to
complete these checklists for each break. Completed forms should be kept in the
E=WISE2 binder to be submitted for the E=WISE2 Awards program.




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RECOGNITION
The WISE Guy Challenge
                         The WISE Guy Challenge will recognize schools that have the
                         greatest energy reduction for the previous month based on
                         last year’s energy consumption. The challenge will have
                         three categories: High Schools, Middle Schools, and
                         Elementary Schools.

                         Each school will receive a monthly energy report that will
                         compare the current year’s monthly energy consumption to
                         last year’s monthly energy consumption for their school. Each
                         school will also receive a monthly school energy ranking.
                         The rankings will show percent energy reduction for the
month. The school in each category with the highest percent energy reduction will
receive the WISE Guy to display in the school and an outdoor banner to display to the
community for the month.

E=WISE2 Award Program
The Kenton County School District is dedicated to energy efficiency and energy
education. The Kenton County School District has created the E=WISE2 Award
Program to reward E=WISE2 teams for their efforts in energy conservation, awareness,
and education.

What is the E=WISE2 Award Program?
Each participating E=WISE2 team will receive a cash award for their energy efforts. The
amount of the award will depend on the level of participation of the E=WISE2 Team.
The amount of the cash awards will be broken down between High Schools, Middle
Schools, and Elementary Schools and given at three levels; Gold, Silver, and Bronze.
There are also four Special Recognition awards that can be earn above and beyond the
Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards. Any one school can only earn one special recognition
award. The four Special Recognition awards are the Green Award for best overall
program, the Best School Awareness and Education Program, Best Community
Awareness and Education Program, and Most Improved Energy Habits. The E=WISE2
cash awards must be used for the E=WISE2 Team and their activities.

How do student energy teams apply?
The E=WISE2 Yearly Activity Report, form m, along with Summary Report, form k, and
Project/Activity Planning Form(s), form l, must be completed with required
documentation and submitted to Chris Baker, Energy Systems Coordinator, at the
Central Office no later than April 15th.




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                                 E=WISE2 Awards
                                 High Schools
           Award                      Qty.                            Amount
Gold                                   1                               $750
Silver                                 1                               $500
Bronze                                 1                               $250
                                Middle Schools
Gold                                   1                               $750
Silver                                 1                               $500
Bronze                                 2                               $250
                             Elementary Schools
Gold                                   1                               $750
Silver                                 4                               $500
Bronze                                 6                               $250
                          Special Recognition Awards
Green                                  1                               $1000
Best School Awareness and              1                                $500
Education Program
Best Community Awareness               1                               $500
and Education Program
Most Improved Habits                   1                               $500


How are the reports evaluated?
Yearly Activity Reports are reviewed by a panel of judges based on the following
criteria:
          Raising Awareness and          Points
           Educating at School
     Held regular meetings                5
     Conducted Secret Audit               5
     Regularly Patrolled School           5
     Patrol Record Summary                5
     Awareness Poster                     5
     Energy Assembly                      5
     Plug-Load Study                      5
     Energy Shut Downs                    5
     Partnering Organizations             5
     Additional Activities               0-25

      Raising Awareness and             Points
     Educating the Community
    Partnering Organizations             5
    Additional Activities               0-25




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When is the E=WISE2 Awards report due?
April 15th.

How many teams will earn Awards?
All participating E=WISE2 teams that submit a Yearly Activity Report will earn an award.
Awards will be given at the Elementary, Middle, and High School levels, as well as the
four special recognition awards.

The Kentucky NEED Project’s Youth Awards Program for
Energy Achievement
The Kentucky NEED (National Energy Education Development) Project serves as
Kenton County School District’s energy education partner for the E=WISE2 program.
One component of this program is NEED’ Youth Awards Program (YAP) for Energy
Achievement. The goal of this program is to recognize outstanding student leadership
and student achievements in the area of energy education at the primary, elementary,
middle and high school levels.

Accomplishments of the Kenton County School District’s E=WISE2 teams, qualify for
NEED’s Youth Awards program. We encourage E=WISE2 student teams to submit a
project documenting the accomplishments of their team. All student teams who submit
a project to the Kentucky NEED Youth Awards Program are invited to attend the state
level awards luncheon held each May in Frankfort. Teams are also eligible to attend
NEED’s national conference held in Washington, D.C. in June.

What is the NEED Youth Awards for Energy Achievement Program?
The projects should be student designed and facilitated. Students, with the support of
their teachers, set energy education goals and objectives and keep a record of their
activities, including photographs, newspaper articles, etc. This documentation is due
April 15 and should be submitted to the state coordinator. Complete details with
guidelines can be found on the NEED website at:
http://www.need.org/needpdf/ProjectActivities.pdf

How do student energy teams apply?
An application for the NEED YAP is online at http://www.need.org/youthawards.php.
You may also schedule a visit from your state coordinator to review the process and
discuss possible project ideas. For additional information, please contact the Kentucky
NEED Coordinator, Karen Reagor at kreagor@need.org.




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How are the projects evaluated?
Scrapbooks are reviewed by a panel of judges based on the following criteria:
    Goal Setting                     5
    Activities to Reach Goals      25
    Energy Content                 20
    Student Leadership             15
    Community Involvement            5
    Use of Resources               10
    Project Evaluation             10
    Project Documentation          10

When are the NEED Youth Awards Project due?
April 15.

Who is invited to attend the state awards luncheon in Frankfort?
All students who participate in the project, conducting the activities and compiling the
scrapbook, are eligible to attend. Their advisor and principal are also invited to attend.

How many teams are recognized?
All student teams are invited to attend the state luncheon and will be recognized. State
level winners at the Primary, Elementary, Intermediate and Secondary levels, as well as
district wide projects, will be announced.



Kentucky Green & Healthy Schools Awards
The Kentucky Green & Healthy Schools Program has a progressive awards program.
Schools are recognized for with up to five levels of awards: Candidate School, School
in Progress, School Under Development, Official Kentucky Green & Healthy School,
and Model Green & Healthy School.

The level of award received is based on the number of inventories and improvement
projects completed by the students. Awards are presented at the annual Kentucky
Green & Healthy Awards Luncheon in Frankfort, KY.




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           Kenton County School District E=WISE2 Team
                               APPLICATION
SCHOOL:

Student’s Name:

Grade:             Homeroom Teacher:

Address:

Phone Number:

E-mail:

Being selected to be a member of the E=WISE2 Team is an honor and should be
taken seriously. You will be expected to attend regular team meetings and to
participate in activities planned by the E=WISE2 team. Transportation to/from
team meetings and activities will NOT be provided, unless otherwise noted. For
this reason, you must make arrangements to be picked up after meetings and for
team activities. You will need the signature of a parent or guardian stating that
they support your participation on the E=WISE2 team.

With this application, attach a ½ - 1 page statement, telling WHY you would like to
be a member of the E=WISE2 Team.

Recommendations from two teachers are required. Please use the form provided.

I                                    am submitting this application to be a
member of our school’s E=WISE2 Team. If selected to be a member of the team, I
understand that I will be expected to attend all team meetings and activities. I
have the support of my family, and know that transportation to/from meetings is
NOT provided.

Parents: As part of this program, video tapes, photographs, and web page
photos are often produced by the E=WISE2 team, school personnel, and outside
media. By signing below you are giving permission to include your child’s photo
or classwork in video tapes, photographs, newspaper articles and web pages.


      (Student’s Signature)                              (Date)


      (Parent/Guardian’s Signature)                      (Date)
               Applications are due



                                      Form a
   Kenton County School District E=WISE2 Team
                   STUDENT RECOMMENDATION
SCHOOL:

Student’s Name:

Grade:            Homeroom Teacher:

Teacher Submitting Recommendation:

Teacher’s Signature:

The above named student is applying to be a member of our school’s E=WISE2
Team. Team members will be responsible for planning and facilitating an energy
plan for our school. The team will meet on a monthly basis. Recommendations
from two teachers are required. Based on your classroom experience with this
student, please comment on the student’s work ethic and leadership abilities.

Please return this form along with your recommendation in a sealed envelope to
                                      by                      .

                                  Thank you!




                                    Form b
                      Kenton County School District - E=WISE2 Team
                    School:_____________________________________
     Team Members   September   October   November   December   January   February   March   April   May


1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15




                                                     Form c
                       E=WISE2 Patrol Record – Secret Audit

Patrol date                                                                                  Totals
                                       Computer
                                                      Personal    HVAC    Doors    Windows
         Classroom:    Time   Lights   monitors &
                                                     Appliances   Units   Closed    Closed
                                                                                                X
                                        printers




                                       Computer
                                                      Personal    HVAC    Doors    Windows
       Non-classroom   Time   Lights   monitors
                                                     Appliances   Units   Closed    Closed
                                                                                                X
                                       & printers




Time Codes:                                              Record Key
BS= Before School                                         = on/in use
LR= Lunch/Recess                                         X = Energy in use/ no people
AS= After School

                                            Form d
                               E=WISE2 Patrol Record

Patrol date                                                                                  Totals
                                       Computer
                                                      Personal    HVAC    Doors    Windows
         Classroom:    Time   Lights   monitors &
                                                     Appliances   Units   Closed    Closed
                                                                                                X
                                        printers




                                       Computer
                                                      Personal    HVAC    Doors    Windows
       Non-classroom   Time   Lights   monitors
                                                     Appliances   Units   Closed    Closed
                                                                                                X
                                       & printers




Time Codes:                                              Record Key
BS= Before School                                         = on/in use
LR= Lunch/Recess                                         X = Energy in use/ no people
AS= After School
                                            Form e
                                                  Plug-Load Worksheet
                    Average Electricity Cost = $0.08 per kWh
                                 1000 watts= 1 kWh (kilowatt hour)
                                                                                                         G
                            A           B            C          D              E             F                    H           I          J
                                                                                                      # mths
                                                                         (C x 30 days)   (DxE/1000)             (FxG)    (H x $.08)   (I x A)
                                                                                                      in use
                                     Phantom       Typical    Average                                                     Annual       Total
                         Quantity                                        Total running    Monthly     Months/   Yearly
        Equipment                      Load         Use,      Running                                                      Cost       Annual
                          In Use                                         hours/Month       kWh         Year      kWh
                                    (yes or no)   Hours/Day   Wattage                                                      Each        Cost




TOTAL


                                                                Form f
                         School Energy Shut Down Checklist
                                            (Long Weekends)

Name:                                                     School:

Date:                                                     Time:



                                                                                 DONE
Blinds Closed
Office and classroom monitors, printers, scanners, VCR's, TV's, etc. SHUT DOWN
(no green lights). Exception: This does not apply to LAN Servers and Cafeteria
Computers.
All interior lights TURNED OFF in unoccupied areas.
All kitchen exhaust and ceiling fans TURNED OFF except when needed.
All home economic appliances TURNED OFF except refrigerators.
All exterior lights timed to turn off during daylight hours.
Check and report any water fixtures that leak or run water constantly.
Notes/Observation:




                         Place completed form in your E=WISE2 notebook!




                                                   Form g
                      School Energy Shut Down Checklist
                                           (Winter Break)

Name:                                          School:

Date:                                          Time:



STATUS                                                                            DONE
All refrigerators, personal and shared staff, should be cleaned out, unplugged
and door propped open. Exception: Food Service Refrigerators.
Carefully verify the accuracy of the School and Community use Schedule over
the break. Some groups may not meet over the scheduled break. If there will
be no actual activities over break, please notify Energy Management to
schedule the building as "Unoccupied" during this time.
All kitchen exhaust and ceiling fans TURNED OFF except when needed
Check thermostat set point: Maximum heating level, 68 degrees
All interior lights TURNED OFF in unoccupied areas.
Blinds Closed

Office and classroom monitors, printers, scanners, VCR's, TV's, etc. SHUT
DOWN (no green lights). Exception: This does not apply to LAN Servers and
Cafeteria Computers.
Check and report any water fixtures that leak or run water constantly
All water fountains unplugged except one
All other unnecessary equipment TURNED OFF.
All home economic appliances TURNED OFF including refrigerators (clean and
empty before leaving to avoid safety/health hazard from possible spoiled food.)
Notes/Observations:




                     Place completed form in your E=WISE2 notebook!




                                                Form h
                          School Energy Shut Down Checklist
                                              (Spring Break)

Name:                                                                      School:

Date:                                                                      Time:



STATUS                                                                                     DONE
All refrigerators, personal and shared staff, should be cleaned out, unplugged and door
propped open. Exception: Food Service Refrigerators.

Carefully verify the accuracy of the School and Community use Schedule over the break.
Some groups may not meet over the scheduled break. If there will be no actual activities
over break, please notify Energy Management to schedule the building as "Unoccupied"
during this time.
All kitchen exhaust and ceiling fans TURNED OFF except when needed
Check thermostat set point: Minimum cooling level, 74 degrees
All interior lights TURNED OFF in unoccupied areas.
Blinds Closed

Office and classroom monitors, printers, scanners, VCR's, TV's, etc. SHUT DOWN (no
green lights). Exception: This does not apply to LAN Servers and Cafeteria Computers.

Check and report any water fixtures that leak or run water constantly.
All water fountains unplugged except
one.
All other unnecessary equipment TURNED OFF.


All home economic appliances TURNED OFF including refrigerators (clean and empty
before leaving to avoid safety/health hazard from possible spoiled food.)
Notes/Observations:




                         Place completed form in your E=WISE2 notebook!




                                                Form i
                       School Energy Shut Down Checklist
                                         (Summer Break)

Name of Checker:                                             School:

Date:                                                        Time:



STATUS                                                                               DONE
All refrigerators, personal and shared staff, should be cleaned out, unplugged and
door propped open. Exception: Food Service Refrigerators.

Carefully verify the accuracy of the School and Community use Schedule over the
break. Some groups may not meet over the scheduled break. If there will be no
actual activities over break, please notify Energy Management to schedule the
building as "Unoccupied" during this time.
All kitchen exhaust and ceiling fans TURNED OFF except when needed
Check thermostat set point: Minimum cooling level, 74 degrees
All interior lights TURNED OFF in unoccupied areas.
Blinds Closed
Office and classroom monitors, printers, scanners, VCR's, TV's, etc. SHUT
DOWN (no green lights). Exception: This does not apply to LAN Servers and
Cafeteria Computers.
Check and report any water fixtures that leak or run water constantly.
All water fountains unplugged
except one.
All other unnecessary equipment TURNED OFF.
All home economic appliances TURNED OFF including refrigerators (clean and
empty before leaving to avoid safety/health hazard from possible spoiled food.)
Check (and reset) all time clocks for security and parking
lot lighting.
All animals and plants taken home/out of classrooom including fish aquariums
Notes/Observations:




                      Place completed form in your E=WISE2 notebook!



                                                Form j
                             E=WISE2 Patrol Record Summary Report
      Monthly totals      Sept      Oct.     Nov.      Dec.      Jan.     Feb.      Mar.      Apr.     May
                                                                                             
        Record Key           X        X       X        X        X       X        X       X        X
                                                                                             
        Classroom                                                                            
     Before School=BS
     Lunch/Recess=LR
      After School=AS

      Non-classroom
     Before School=BS
     Lunch/Recess=LR
      After School=AS



Record Key       = on/in useX = Energy in use/ no people

How to complete this form
1. Gather all of your monthly E=WISE2 Patrol Logs.
2. Beginning with your September Patrol Logs,
      a. Count how many total classrooms patrolled before school (BS) have . Write that number on this Program
         Log Summary Report in the  column for September.
      b. Count how many classrooms patrolled after school (AS) have X. Write that number on this Summary Report in
         the X column for September.
      c. Now do the same for all the non-classrooms
3. Repeat the steps describe in number 2 for each month.




                                                     Form k
      Kenton County School District E=WISE2 Team
              Project/Activity Planning Form
                   (one copy for each project/activity)

SCHOOL:                                    FORM _____ OF _____

ACTIVITY #_____




ENERGY CONTENT ACTIVITIES:




STUDENT LEADERSHIP:




RESOURCES:




EVALUATION:




                                 Form l
                   E=WISE2 Yearly Activity Report 2008 - 2009
School:                             Date Report Submitted:
E=WISE2 Advisor:             Email:                    Phone:
                     2
Attach list of E=WISE team members

     = documentation required       = photos recommended
                                                                                     Total possible
                                                                        Yes
                                                                                         points
                        Raising Awareness and
                         Educating at School
            Held regular meetings
            Attach form c                                                                  5
            Conducted Secret Audit
            Attach form d
                                                                                           5
            Regularly Patrolled School for School Energy behaviors
            Attach monthly copies form e                                                   5
            Provide a summary report of patrol logs, form d
            Attach form k                                                                  5

            Created awareness poster                                                       5
            Hosted Energy Assembly or similar activity
            Attach form l                                                                  5
            Conducted Plug Load Study and completed report
            Attach form f & O                                                              5
            Assisted in Energy Shut Down for School Breaks
            Attach g-j                                                                     5
            List any partnering organizations inside or outside your
            school for any of your events or activities
                                                                                           5
            For each additional activity completed by the E=WISE2
            team, attach Reporting Form l (one form per activity)
                                                                                        0 - 25
                        Raising Awareness and
                       Educating the Community
            List any partnering organizations inside or outside your
            school for any of your events or activities
                                                                                           5
            For each activity completed by the E=WISE2 team, attach
            Reporting Form l (one form per activity)
                                                                                       0 – 25
                          Total possible points                                          100
                                                                                th
* This Yearly Activity Report is due to Central Office no later than April 15




                                        Form m
E=WISE2 Classroom Checklist
     Lights out
           Before school
           After school
           Recess
           Lunch



     Computer monitors & printers off
           when not in use



     Personal appliances off
           when not in use

     Doors closed
           During class
           When room is unoccupied



     Windows closed
     When heat or cooling on



     WISE GUY says . . .
           Lights off when sun provides enough light
           Blinds closed to reduce heat from sun on warmer days
           Blinds open to admit heat from sun on cooler days
           Vents unobstructed so heating and cooling can freely enter room
           Room arranged for best energy usage
           Thermostat No electronic equipment within five feet
    Kenton County School District E=WISE2 Team
              Plug Load Report Form
SCHOOL:______________________ FORM _____ OF _____




                       Form o
                                       Contacts:
Chris Baker
Energy Systems Coordinator                Karen Reagor and Pam Proctor
Kenton County School District             The Kentucky NEED Project
859-344-8888, ext. 159                    859-578-0312 or 859-547-8008
Chris.Baker@kenton.kyschools.us           kreagor@need.org or pproctor@need.org

Teresa Wilkins                            Jelly Terkelsen
Public Information Officer                Service Learning Coordinator
Kenton County School District             Children, Inc.
859-344-888, ext. 133                     859-431-2075
Teresa.Wilkins@kenton.kyschools.us        jterkelsen@childreninc.org

Jim Best
Educational Coord/Media Production
Kenton County School District
859-341-4408, ext. 5333
Jim.Best@kenton.kyschools.us

Acknowledgements
Some content in this manual has been adapted from the following sources:

SERT Handbook, Montgomery County Public Schools
www.greenschoolsfocus.org

Energy Rules, Poudre School District
Stu Reeve, Energy Manager
www.psdschools.org

Energy Savers, Wake County Public School System
www.wcpss.net

Watt Watchers of Texas
http://wattwatchers.org

Davenport Community Schools
Bill Good, Director of Operations
www.davenportschools.org

The NEED Project
www.need.org

For additional resources go to
http://www.need.org/links.php
http://www.twhvac.kenton.kyschools.us
http://www.servicelearningnky.org

				
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