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Elementary Students Join “BTU Crew” to Conserve Energy

Release Date: 2/9/2012 8:28:16 AM

Students at Westminster and Winfield Elementary Schools are participating in the BTU Crew interactive educational program conducted by a team of associates from Boland. The six-week program will conclude on Thursday, February 9, at Winfield Elementary and Monday, February 13, at Westminster Elementary.
During this program, students explore how to make the buildings in which they live, learn, and play more energy efficient and sustainable. Students participate in a series of hands-on lessons to discover how they can make an impact on energy efficiency conservation today while learning about a variety of green career options that impact energy usage.
Highlights of the program include hands-on experiments to demonstrate energy efficiency and a preliminary energy audit of the school building. Students calculate the energy use, efficiency, and environmental impact of their school and develop recommendations to make the building more efficient. They also write letters to government officials requesting that energy audits be performed in schools.
The BTU Crew, offered in partnership with Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and solutions and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is designed in part to interest students in potential science, technology, and math (STEM) careers where talent is needed.
Boland is an independently-owned Trane office and is the leading supplier of integrated comfort systems and services for commercial, institutional and industrial buildings in the Washington/Baltimore area.

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