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Student Based Audits. Polly Farina EVOC 510. GOAL. Develop a student-based residential energy and water conservation audit program. Definition. Non-profit model Funded by City of Benicia thru Climate Action Plan Trained student interns Conduct residential energy audits

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student based audits

Student Based Audits

Polly Farina

EVOC 510

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GOAL

Develop a student-based residential energy and water conservation audit program

definition
Definition
  • Non-profit model
  • Funded by City of Benicia thru Climate Action Plan
  • Trained student interns
  • Conduct residential energy audits
    • Recommend steps to reduce energy usage
  • Conduct residential water audits
    • Recommend steps to reduce water usage
staffing
Staffing
  • Oversight
    • Mike Marcus, Sustainability Coordinator – City of Benicia
    • Polly Farina, Career Technical Education Coordinator
  • Program Management
    • SAGE Audit Director (student identified in October)
    • SAGE Scheduling Director (student identified in October)
    • SAGE Finance Director (student identified in October)
training
Training
  • Former BHS student energy auditors will train interns
    • Collaboration with HomeZ Audits, business partner
    • Must pass certification test
  • East Bay Municipal Utility District consultant to train for water audits
    • Must pass certification test
curriculum
Curriculum
  • Integrate program into current Virtual Enterprise/SAGE program
  • Future integration as internship for Green Academy capstone class
  • Utilize Solano ROP/Fairfield Waste Water Management curriculum
implementation timeline
Implementation Timeline
  • Summer 2009 – develop program specifics
    • Training schedule
    • Auditor application/selection process
    • Audit report templates
  • September 2009 – select interns
    • Applications due September 18
    • Interviews September 21-25
implementation timeline cont
Implementation Timeline (cont)
  • October 2009 – Training begins
    • Energy Audit Training – 1st two weeks of October
    • Water Conservation Training – 2nd two weeks of October
  • November 2009 – Certificate and Program Kick-off
    • Certification testing – November 2-6
    • Audit kick-off – November 10
marketing
Marketing
  • Newspaper article – September 2009
  • Utility bill insert – by City over Sept/Oct 2009
  • SAGE website
  • City website
  • Community Access Channel 6 commercial
    • Created by Virtual Enterprise/SAGE students
  • Flyers in Senior center, senior housing and low income housing
  • Poster in City Housing Bureau
benefits
BENEFITS
  • City reduces its carbon footprint and reduces its water consumption
  • City meets legislated climate change goals
  • Residents help conserve resources while saving money
  • Students learn relevance of their education and get paid
  • School District receives financial support for great educational program
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“What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows.”

  • -- Alexandra Stoddard