When you step into the classroom of today, you readily witness the evidence of technology. From kindergarten to college, the learning environment is surrounded by electronic teaching and learning devices. Students have the ability to learn about the complexities of energy and water conservation from their home or classroom.
The term “engagement” seems to have landed itself onto this decade’s list of popular buzzwords. Whether it is in business or in our daily lives, the term is used (and used often) to describe how we interact with a brand, product or concept.
At its core, the term is used to describe the model of how information is passed back and forth between a provider and a consumer, as opposed to information being projected at a consumer with zero reciprocation.
Surely, a working Energy Efficiency Education Program relies on the numbers: data, reporting, cost effectiveness, forecasting. A winning formula based on proven math, right? The answer may surprise you.
Yes, streamlined data tracking and reporting systems for an education program must work in a way that is synonymous with savings. The program implementer reports accurate participant enrollment and measure installation, providing the customer with the key components necessary to claim savings with Public Utility Commissions across the country. However, verified energy savings is actually not the main driver behind successful education programs.
What’s in the secret sauce? What’s your recipe to success? Simply, what sets you apart and keeps your business afloat?
The energy efficiency arena is a competitive one – faced with different market challenges and aggressive goals. Resource Action Programs® (RAP) shares the space with leading implementers, like our expert partner, Franklin Energy. Still, we exist and thrive in our own aisle.
We see it and utter it so often, “Our youth are like sponges, soaking up knowledge and absorbing everything around them.” Student government. Martial arts. Drama club. Soccer. Music lessons. No matter if it’s interscholastic or intramural activities, they are learning, doing…and sharing their experiences (1).