• PowerDown! Energy Reduction Competition - School Year 2016-17

    Congratulations to the winners!!

    Gilmor Elementary - 1st place and $750 prize
    electricity use down by 18.9%
    Gilmor plaque  
    City Neighbors High School - 2nd place and $500 prize
    electricity use down by 15.4%
    City Neighbors - 2nd Place  
    George Washington Elementary - 3rd place and $250 prize
    electricity use down by 14.8% 
    George Washington - 3rd place
    Twenty two schools participated in the competition from February 27 to March 24, 2017 to see which school could lower its electricity use by the greatest percentage compared to the month prior.  Students and staff helped to raise awareness about building energy use and conserving energy.  City Schools spends millions of dollars on utilities each year and wants to engage students and save resources by turning off lights, unplugging appliances, and making good choices when it comes to energy usage.  

    In the one month competition, participating schools saved over $8,500.  If we could save at comparable rates at all our schools, we could save between $645,000 and $2.7 million next year!  Explore the details.  

    Thank you to the Baltimore Energy Challenge for their help with the competition, as well as for their School Energy Hub grants to 18 schools.  

    PowerDown summary

    Take a look at this PowerDown Challenge by the Augusta Fells Savage student green team! 

    Participating Schools
    ACCE George Washington Elementary 
    Arlington EMS Gilmor Elementary
    Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts Graceland Park EMS
    Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Harlem Park EMS 
    City Neighbors High Independence School Local 1 High
    Commodore John Rodgers EMS
    Digital Harbor High Lakeland EMS
    Eutaw Marshburn Elementary Mary Ann Winterling Elementary
    Falstaff Elementary National Academy Foundation
    Forest Park High Patterson High
    Franklin Square Elementary Reginald F. Lewis High

    Past Years
    See the winners from 2013-14 and 2014-15