Improving energy efficiency in schools should be a priority for all districts striving to eliminate unnecessary expenses while maintaining safe learning environments. Renew Our Schools is an excellent opportunity to engage students and staff with a fun conservation challenge focused on responsible energy use. Participating schools use an energy monitoring system (eGauge) to track electricity use and discover the impact of no-cost actions to conserve energy.
Focus on Energy partners with Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) to sponsor a limited number of schools to compete. Participating schools contribute $250 towards their enrollment which is reimbursed upon successfully completing the minimum requirements of the challenge. Focus on Energy covers up to $1,200 of the installation of the eGauge monitor needed for the competition. Schools can keep the monitoring equipment following the challenge and continue with tracking their energy use for years to come.
In addition to financial assistance, Focus on Energy and KEEP support schools during the competition by: