E2 Energy to Educate Highlights

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E2 Energy to Educate: Executive Summary
Background
• E2 Energy to Educate projects
– are team oriented, hands-on demonstration projects
– enhance student understanding of science and technology
needed to address energy challenges
– reach and inspire students to think differently about energy
Baltimore
middle school
students build
and race model
solar cars.
Year
Awardees
Funding
Students
2013
10
$310,000
21,000
2012
10
$337,265
14,000
2011
14
$500,000
26,000
2010
10
$350,000
20,000
New York high school
students present
results of hands-on
investigations to
explore energy
transfers.
University of
Maryland students
celebrate win of
net zero home in
Dept of Energy
Competition.
Washington high school students build
electric vehicles in EV Grand Prix.
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E2 Energy to Educate: Project Profiles
University of Maryland Watershed Team
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Team won top honors in the 2011 US
Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon
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200 students from schools of architecture,
engineering, and business collaborated to
design and build a cost-effective, energy
efficient, sustainable home
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Design features: solar panels, electrical
sub-panels, electric nonmetallic tubing,
mini-split heater pumps, liquid desiccant
waterfall system and electric radiant floor
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“I hope [visitors] will see how much more
efficiently homes can be built. From simply
using more energy-efficient lights and
appliances to building a home from scratch
with thicker insulation, there are many
options out there for how to “green” a home
on any budget. And with all the incentives
out there, even expensive additions like a
PV array can be cost-effective.“
- Jeff Rappaport, UMD Engineering Student
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Solar One, New York
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Implemented the Green Design Lab in NYC
schools, working directly in 15 schools and
reaching an additional 109 schools through
the Sustainable Schools network.
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Through Energy Challenge, reduced average
school energy usage by 6.8%
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Students conducted experiments on
electricity, including circuits and soldering
techniques to building model solar race
cars and constructing model wind turbines
and measured their electrical output.
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Students designed and implemented a
School Sustainability Project, including
school gardens and greenhouses, lighting
improvements, and solar PV technology on
school campuses.
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GDL energy unit assessment scores show
nearly 40% improvement.
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Green Street Academy, Maryland
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Baltimore pilot of National Science
Foundation program to explore new electric
vehicle (EV) and photovoltaic (PV)
technologies emerging into the marketplace
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After-school program based on national
science, math, and technology standards
and promotes a team-oriented, hands-on
demonstration project with specific results:
a spring 2012 EV racing competition
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Advances student understanding of what
makes some technologies succeed and
others fail, while fostering teamwork among
students toward a common goal
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Topics covered include: Solar Technology,
Distributed Generation, Electrical Vehicles
and Energy Storage
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Race video: http://vimeo.com/47443896
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