21 May '12, 7am

"It's better to enlighten a child than to light a school room." - Thomas A. Edison. #EnergyTips | @ArsitektropiS

Thomas A. Edison reportedly once said, "It's better to enlighten a child than to light a school room." In California today, 55 percent of our schools are more than 30 years old. Most of them need to be modernized and upgraded to bring them up to minimum basic standards. That is why the State legislature invested billions of dollars for new schools in 2002 School Bond legislation, designed to match funds from local school bonds. Included in the legislation was a provision to encourage all new schools to be even more efficient than the Energy Commission's energy efficiency building standards. The investment would be money well spent. In addition to improving the learning environment, school districts could avoid millions of dollars in unnecessary energy costs. California's school system is the largest in the country. One out of every eight students in kindergarten through 12...

Full article: http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/tips/schools.html

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