About EmPowered Schools
The Alliance to Save Energy believes that students have the power to create a culture of energy efficiency in their schools and communities. In K-12 educational facilities, student engagement is key to accessing behavior-based energy savings. Empowered with STEM-based efficiency training, hands-on experience, and results to show for their work, students become ambassadors for energy conservation in the classroom and at home.
Energy is an enormous cost for US schools, which spend an estimated $8 billion per year in energy alone. Since EmPowered Schools started in 1996, we have partnered with over 1,000 schools to save more than 50,000 Megawatt Hours of electricity and 6 million dollars. We achieve these goals through STEM-based lesson plans and hands-on applications that let students turn their knowledge into power. Program content focuses on energy efficiency, demand response, and renewable energy. Students learn how these elements work together to form holistic energy solutions and create a deep understanding of energy’s links to the environment and economy. Using the school as a real-world learning laboratory, we engage and empower students to become advocates for energy efficiency in their schools, homes, and communities.
About the Alliance to Save Energy
The EmPowered Schools program is an educational component of a larger nonprofit, the Alliance to Save Energy, which began in 1977 as a response to the OPEC oil crisis-- a critical period in our nation's energy history. Decades later the Alliance continues the mission to create an energy-efficient world. The Alliance to Save Energy promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and energy security. For more information about the Alliance click here!
Some areas of this site are exclusively for our EmPowered Schools; contact us if you'd like to learn more about participating in our program! We also encourage you to click on the links below to access the Alliance to Save Energy's other free and open sources of information on energy efficiency!