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Capital LEAF (Leaders in Environmental Actions for our Future): Energy Resources

Energy powers our city – it lights, heats, and cools our homes, schools, and businesses. It fuels our vehicles. Generating energy from fossil fuels (such as oil, gas, and natural gas) releases air pollutants and greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. The District is working toward two goals: supplying energy that is derived from more sustainable, cleaner energy sources (such as wind and solar power); and reducing overall energy use. 

Sustainable DC and Clean Energy DC both commit all District buildings to reduce energy consumption. The District’s commitment to increase energy efficiency, coupled with education and awareness of a school’s energy consumption, will promote institutional changes. Instilling a culture of energy conservation will not only reduce the environmental and human health impacts associated with fossil fuel combustion but will reduce spending on energy so that funds can be used for education. 

Lesson Plans: Consider utilizing one or more of the following curricular resources to teach about energy.

Multiple Grades

Elementary School

Middle and High School

Student Audits and Actions: Consider utilizing one or more of the following resources to encourage student action on conserving energy at your school.

Celebratory Events: Consider bringing awareness to your school’s energy conservation initiatives by celebrating these national/international awareness days at your school.

Teacher Resources: Consider taking advantage of the following resources to improve energy conservation.

School Building Data: Use these resources to help complete the energy audit questions.

Contacts: Consider reaching out to the following contacts regarding energy data.

  • School Custodial Team/Building Engineer: To learn more about a school’s temperature setback policy or other measures to regulate energy usage in the school building. The building engineer or foreman should be able to provide more information.
  • Department of Energy and Environment: Building Energy Performance and Benchmarking
  • Department of General Services: Renewables+Energy Purchasing

Capital LEAF Links: