Forest Ridge Elementary School

School Name: Forest Ridge Elementary
Date of Energy Efficiency Presentation: April 23, 2013
Summary: On April 23, 2013, greeNEWit presented the OUR Schools Program to Forest Ridge Elementary School. Students learned about the environment and sustainability in their homes through an energizing assembly and STEM-related activities in the classroom. In addition, greeNEWit inspected and installed 252 CFL light bulbs, 32 faucet aerators and 22 showerheads in 24 single homes of Forest Ridge Elementary School families. This will prevent 25,230 pounds of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere. The CO2 saved collectively by the school is the equivalent of nearly 61 trees being planted.
Forest Ridge Elementary School Students: Raised $480 for energy upgrades at Forest Ridge Elementary. Learned how a real company uses the principles of STEM to achieve their environmental and efficiency goals. Energized their Green School re-certification process.


Estimated Electricity Savings Per Family: 16,304 kWh


Estimated Water Savings Per Family: 286,160 gal


Estimated Gas Savings Per Family: 227 therms


Total Savings in $ Per Family $154.70

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