A school is a place where a child interacts with the outer world for the first time, a place where their skills grow to be more social, and vocal, get a better understanding of their surroundings. The dos, and don’ts of the world, how the world works, the nature, the environment, from outer space to the inside of a human body- they are taught everything and anything at school.
With schools being such a primal factor in the upbringing of a child, it is important that they are taught the values of life and how they can grow with it. Whether it's an elementary school, high school, or a university, a school can consume a lot of energy throughout the course of the day. A school usually functions from 8 to 10 hours a day (excluding the extra hours teachers and staff stay at school) and is thus, highly possible to consume more energy and electricity than one can imagine, thus causing an increase in management and maintenance costs.
In this Ramesh Chaurasia Blog, we are going to talk about the top 5 ways to save energy at home and schools and give the message of conserving energy to the coming generations and guide them into a wiser, less costly, and more sustainable use of energy.
Quit Fluorescent Lighting
Fluorescent tubes are the most common lights used in schools and education facilities. Even though they provide bright light, they consume much more energy and contain toxic materials that can be hazardous. Researchers have said that these lights emit UV rays and their 8 hours of usage is equivalent to 1 min of sun exposure.
Install LED lights
Led (also known as Light Emitting Diode) is the best alternative for using energy efficiently and considerably. It is believed that you can save up to 80% of the total energy consumption by switching from fluorescent bulbs to LED. It has a longer lifespan, is more energy efficient, improves environmental performance, and the best part is that they don’t emit UV rays or heat.
Use more Natural Light
The sun is the brightest and most efficient source of light. The sunlight not only provides us with natural light but also helps in generating more power. School classes are majorly held during the daytime, and thus, natural light should be welcomed in the classroom. This would not only conserve energy but also help in keeping healthy eyesight for the students. Outdoor classes too should be held in school to generate more awareness about power conservation. Avoid using electricity during the day- open the curtains and windows and welcome the natural light.
Solar panels are widely used today and are a great way to drastically lower your energy usage levels. In some cases, solar panels can even be used to create electricity. Investment in solar technology can be expensive, but it comes with great benefits. You can set an example for the neighborhood by demonstrating what energy conservation can be accomplished when combined with solar energy technology. Let solar power increase the ROI on your building while conserving the planet's resources and also saving electricity at the same time.
Energy conservation campaigns
The subject of energy conservation is very important. If not taught with the utmost examples and solutions, generating awareness about it would be difficult. If your school has all the technology in the world but no one knows how to conserve energy, there will be significant energy waste. Therefore, conduct ‘save energy’ campaigns in your school and society and spread awareness by involving children and young minds in the process.
The concept of energy conservation is simple. W consume less and generate more. The new-age world has ample alternatives to offer and henceforth, these alternatives mentioned in this Ramesh Chaurasia blog should be implemented and used. The coming generation is the future and the biggest asset for the world. Their sustainable thinking leads to a more sustainable world.
Also, read- What is clean energy? How can it help India? __________________________________________________________________________________
Author- Ramesh Chaurasia A superior and highly experienced entrepreneur in the field of business for quite a long time now. Also, a philanthropist, author, and public speaker who believes in working towards the overall well-being and betterment of society as a whole.