Grenoble School energy challenge : ALEC and GEG, an ongoing partnership for 2017-2018

Every year ALEC (climate and energy agency) leads and organizes the school energy challenge, a program of the Metropolitan area of Grenoble. The aim is to make children aware of global warming, energy savings and air pollution. Understanding these issues may seem abstract to 10-year-olds. That’s why the agency partnered with GEG to monitor some of the participating schools in Grenoble within City-zen project.

9 classrooms will be monitored

Last year, one school benefited from a close monitoring and data sets to “play” with. These data allowed the pupils to understand the notion of energy, to be aware of the activities that consume and thus to adapt their consumption habits. In view of this, GEG has proposed to extend the monitoring to other Grenoble classes for the new edition.

The interest of monitoring is indeed multiple :

  • having access to data related to uses (electricity lighting and electricity computers) and make energy more concrete
  • the consumptions of the classroom are monitored and not those of the school, that allows students to make the link between the consumption, their use and their schedule
  • the representation of the daily energy consumption in diagram: the higher the bar the more we consume, it is simple!

This monitorig is possible thanks to the European project City-zen and allows a closer collaboration with the technical department of the city of Grenoble (energy transition service), which manages the consumption of fluids of the municipal buildings.

870 pupils committed to the climate !

This year 37 classes are registered to the challenge. In addition to the monitoring of certain classes, other novelties are on the program : an energy action plan opened to the theme of waste, and the creation of a youtube channel to allow teachers and students to post videos throughout the challenge.

Interested to stay updated ? send an email to Geneviève Goubel from ALEC

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