NEED Hosts July Workshop for ProfessionalsJul 08, 2021 10:35AM ● By Annette Briggs
On Tuesday, July 27, and Wednesday, July 28, the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project is hosting South Carolina Energy in Schools – A Workshop for Educators and Facilities Professionals. Presented in partnership with the South Carolina Energy Office, the online learning experience is designed to bring together energy and facilities personnel and classroom educators to learn and share ways to manage energy use while keeping students engaged and learning about energy in the classroom, and in afterschool clubs and programs.
Participants will learn about energy use, energy efficiency and conservation. In addition, attendees will also learn how to engage every stakeholder within a school community to reduce a facility’s energy consumption while saving money on a district level. Energy is the second highest expenditure for American school districts, only falling behind the cost of salaries and benefits for district employees.