By the end of the course, students must have knowledge and understanding about:
- the importance of energy in human life
- the process of production, conversion, and transmission of energy to the consumer
- energy problem as a major global problem of humans
- traditional and alternative energy sources
- the prospects for renewable energy
- the possibility of using secondary energy resources
- energy management and energy audit
- the peculiarities of the thermal insulation of buildings
- the performance characteristics of different window profiles
- the features of energy saving
- energy saving technologies in industry
- ways of sustainable use of lighting in apartments
- energy saving during cooking, using electrical appliances, television, and computer equipment
- ways of energy saving during water consumption
- the features of heat conservation in buildings
- the activities of international programs and projects aimed at solving of global energy problems
The course, "Fundamentals of sustainable energy use," aims to instill a culture of solicitous attitude on the consumption of energy resources to students in 4th-9th grades, and is designed for 34 hours.
The course is included in the curriculum through the school component. Given the importance of the problem, there are different options that include: in full for all or an elective for science and physico-mathematical profile, section 8 is possible to study within the basics of the life safety course, complementing the project activities at the expense of extracurricular time.
1. To systematize the basic concepts associated with the human use of energy in industry and at home.
2. To mainstream environmental concerns associated with energy production.
3. To develop students' understanding of modern aspects of energy savings in industry and in the household.
4. To promote the formation of students' active citizenship through their involvement in practical activities aimed at saving energy in school and at home.
The aim of the implementation of there works is the creation of urban energy management system at the regional level allowing Administrations entities to implement the following public policy objectives in the field of energy efficiency in housing and utilities: integrated recording and monitoring of all energy consumed; dispatching of data on accounting individual energy consumption and control of building`s engineering systems operation; automation of the monitoring process of regional and municipal energy efficiency program execution; automation of the creation and processing of energy passports of housing facilities; savings of all types of energy resources; identification of excessive energy resources loss and prevention of emergencies; monitoring compliance with the quality parameters and the mode of energy supply; calculation of investment programs for recource supplying organizations.
Urban energy management system (UEMS) for municipal level may be defined as a set of strategic and practical measures aimed at achieving sustainable and efficient energy consumption and include both organizational and technical measures at facilities being in regional administraion.
The catalogue presents information about relevant standard measures for energy saving and energy efficiency for organizations engaged in reconstruction, repair and operation of serial apartment houses (series 1-447С-12, 1-447С-5, 1-335-AK, 1-335K, 93-05), as well as houses of individual design. These activities mainly focus on improvement of energy characteristic of enclosing structures (walls, ceilings, window frames, etc.) and engineering systems (heat, electricity, water) of buildings.
The set of objective information to assess the state of engineering systems and enclosing structures of the object was received according to the results of documentary and instrumental energy inspection of pilot projects. Based on the analysis of the obtained information, the list of recommended actions was developed, including the introduction of available methods and technologies to increase energy efficiency, respecting hygiene standards and livelihoods of people living in surveyed apartment building.
The problem of energy savings in the Russian Federation is especially relevant today, not only because of the environmental degradation (pollution of environment: the growth of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere, strengthening the greenhouse effect, etc.), but also for economic and technological reasons : non-renewable natural energy resources are being depleted, and the energy consumption of the population and enterprises in various sectors of the economy is increasing, which is why a rational approach to the use of energy in industry and at home is required.
It should be noted that experience in economic energy resource expenditure is not a norm for the population of Russia. In this regard, there was an urgent need for the formation of a careful attitude towards energy consumption, starting with preschool and younger school age.
The primary school age is an especially favorable time for cultivating a prudent and careful attitude to energy consumption at home. Within the course, special attention is given to game technologies that will promote the formation of an "energy saving" behavior of the younger school students at home and school.
The Project released a workbook for elementary school students "How to save electricity at home?" to use in the educational process in pilot schools.
The Program "How to save electricity at home?" is designed for implementation in the 2nd-4th grades of primary school. It is a practice–oriented course which gives basic knowledge about energy, its role in human life, rules and methods of its conservation, and the environmental problems associated with energy consumption.
The course content is focused on the demonstration of the independent action of school students, which helps to save energy resources, reduce the load on the environment, and preserve nature for future generations.
In addition, the course develops a motivation among its students to promote an economical use of electric power. Overall, the course has a humanistic, personality-oriented direction which teaches children of primary school age the bases of ecological culture, careful attitude to nature, moral culture, and the formation of experience of reasonable energy saving behavior at home and the environment.
Primary school is especially favorable for cultivating a prudent and careful attitude of energy consumption at home. The course gives special attention to game technologies that will promote the formation of "energy saving" behavior in young students at home and school.
The program "How to save energy at home?" is designed for implementation in grades 2-4 of primary school. It is a practice-oriented course, giving basic knowledge about energy, its role for human life, rules and methods of its conservation, and the environmental problems related to energy consumption.