Greenovation Lighting System Upgrade & Companion Curriculum

By Felix, Kathie | Multimedia & Internet@Schools, January-February 2009 | Go to article overview

Greenovation Lighting System Upgrade & Companion Curriculum


Felix, Kathie, Multimedia & Internet@Schools


THE COMPANY

Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

7200 Suter Road

Coopersburg, PA 18036

Phone: (610) 282-3800

Internet: www.lutron.com/greenovation

THE PRODUCT

Greenovation Lighting System Upgrade & Companion Curriculum

Greenovation, a sustainable lighting system upgrade with a companion curriculum, turns the classroom itself into a teaching tool.

The program includes an environmentally friendly lighting monitoring system, "green"-based curriculum resources, a community outreach program, and an online social network. The complete Greenovation package helps schools teach math and science while saving money through energy conservation.

The lighting system upgrade, Balance LC, helps turn classrooms into living laboratories where students can explore issues--such as carbon footprints and sustainability--by using real-time energy use data. The upgrade can cut a classroom's lighting energy use by as much as 60%. The package includes a classroom set of digitally enhanced ballasts designed to limit the amount of electric current, classroom occupancy sensors, daylight sensors, a teacher control station, and a data monitoring box that uploads real-time energy use data to the Greenovation website.

The companion online curriculum is available in four modules--primary (K-3), elementary (grades 4-6), intermediate (grades 6-8), and secondary (grades 9-12). …

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