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Appleton School District
Type: Case Study
Summary: Three classrooms in the Richmond and Foster Elementary schools are lit using daylighting principles and serve as examples of what can be done with daylighting--at minimal ost. Teachers love the lighting in the new classrooms and the potential energy savings f...
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Classroom Lighting Knowhow
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Suggestions for designing rooms and lighting to optimize learning. General classroom and computer room layouts, as well as corridor layouts and lighting fixture specifications are provided.
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Compact Fluorescent Lamps
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Compact Fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are considered more energy efficient than standard fluorescent lamps. This fact sheet provides some solid basic understandings of CFLs.
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Daylight Savings
Type: Article/Report
Summary: How was Waltham High school preserved at a time when schools were being demolished to make way for "high-performance, energy efficient schools?"
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Daylit Schools
Type: Article/Report - Web site
Summary: Results of several case studies shows the relationship of daylighting to student performance and energy efficiency.
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Decorative Holiday Lights
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Holiday
Summary: C7, C9, Miniature and Icicle Lights are compared. Avoid feeling like Scrooge and explore the options for lighting and decorating. Let students do the math on the costs of lighting for their homes.
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Energy Savers: A consumer guide to energy efficiency Glossary
Type: Glossary
Summary: This is a glossary of vocabulary frequently used when planning and discussing energy efficient resources.
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Energy-Efficient Lighting
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: The various types of lighting: incandescent, tungsten halogen, reflector lamps, fluorescent, cfl, and more are all briefly but clearly described in terms of benefits. This 8-page report helps administrators (as well as home owners) understand lighting enough...
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How much energy is consumed by outdoor display lighting.
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Holiday - School Projects
Summary: What are the costs for outdoor lighting? This could be combined with lessons on energy efficiency and math.
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Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation
Type: Web site
Summary: The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation invests in clean energy development and land preservation efforts, working with communities and citizens to improve environmental quality in Illinois. The Foundation supports programs and projects that will improv...
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Incandescent, fluorescent, halogen & compact fluorescent
Summary: This report helps clarify some of the questions surrounding lights.
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Lighting Retrofit Workbook: A Practical
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: As stated in the overview of the book, the "workbook is designed to maximize your lighting energy savings while maintaining, or in many cases, improving th elighting quality in your park." Many aspects of this book are applicable to schools and offices and th...
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Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Type: Web site
Summary: Program information includes Energy Star, Midwest Building Solutions, Illinois Lighting, Illinois Residential Market Analysis and Building Operator Certification.
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School Operations and Maintenance: Best Practices for Controlling Energy Costs
Type: Case Study - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Prepared by Princeton Energy Resource International, HPowell Energy Associates and the Alliance to Save Energy, this guidebook is designed for K-12 school system business officials and facilities managers. It is designed to meet the specific needs of school...
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