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Barriers to Change Possible Position/Argument to Address the Barrier Resources Budgetary limitations Investment costs will provide future financial savings. Operating budget can be used as a potential source of revenue to pay for energy efficiency upgrades. Myths About Energy In Schools and Money for Your Energy Upgrades--An Introduction to Financing Energy Efficiency Upgrades in the Public Sector Time necessary to draft and adopt an energy efficient policy An energy efficient policy developed through a cooperative effort of staff (administration, teachers, support, and facilities managers) can address key areas of energy use and strategies for reducing energy consumption. Watt Watchers Energy Policy Green building is perceived as energy efficient. The measurement of energy efficiency must be a whole building measurement, not building component based. Portfolio Manager for Existing Buildings and Target Finder for New Design Inadequate support at the decision-making (district or state) level for implementation of energy efficient programs in schools. High energy costs are encouraging all states and their school districts to examine energy efficiency legislation. School energy policies and programs are being adopted across the country and are continually improving. School Construction Law and Energy Efficient School Construction Act 2007 (Illinois) Lack of awareness of the simple steps that can amount to big differences and savings Numerous energy audits exist that can help schools and staff identify areas of energy waste. Energy Ideas and Audits Lack of internal support and commitment for maintenance of newer technology. New technology can seem intimidating and it often seems more cost effective to remain with the more familiar equipment. School Operations and Maintenance: Best Practices for Controlling Energy Costs Lack of resources to fund teacher training for new curricula or for obtaining educational materials The abundance of educational materials on energy is overwhelming and it becomes difficult for educators to access what is most appropriate for classroom use. Identifying the best resources will simplify the necessary training. National Energy Education Development Program and Energy Efficent Schools and Students Curricula
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This section discusses factors that may impede implementation of energy design modifications at schools.
Factors that may impede the implementation of Energy Efficient Designs and Strategies at schools may include:
The Topic Hub™ is a product of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)
The Energy Efficient Schools and Students Topic Hub™ was developed by:
Hub Last Updated: 7/6/2011