Keeping up with the demand
for electrical energy is a critical issue facing our community.
Do you microwave popcorn? Play Nintendo? Go to the movies? Do
computer chat? Watch TV? They take energy! How much electrical
energy do you and your family use? What can you do to use electrical
energy more efficiently?
We are looking for student
researchers who would like to contribute to a study of home energy
use. As researchers you will conduct home energy audits, analyze
the results for your class and compare your class results with
those from other classes. This will be a challenging PROJECT
that will help everyone deal with the energy issue.
As part of your background
research, we'd like your class to form research teams to study
energy sources, uses, consumption and conservation.
Based on your data, you may
suggest ways to conserve energy by changing practices and improving
home energy efficiency.
Our Website has resources to
help with your research. We look forward to learning about your
findings and seeing the contributions you make to this important
Paul Torcellini, Researcher
National Renewable Energy Laboratory