Georgia Power Learning Power Mobile App

While parents, teachers and students alike are managing new ways of learning during school closures and “stay-at-home” orders, the Georgia Power Learning Power app includes interactive lessons for students, offering fun, educational activities with real-world applications of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), energy and energy efficiency content.

The recently launched mobile game app supports Learning Power’s STEM-based classroom energy lessons, all aligned with the Georgia Standards of Excellence. On the app, you will find seven grade-appropriate games, ranging from Pre-K through high school. Students can repair “Goldibot” in a robot circuitry experiment, harness solar power for a cell phone battery boost, or solve “Electri-City’s” smart power grid puzzle.

“We are dedicated to improving and strengthening educational initiatives to help Georgia students build brighter futures,” said Joseph Lillyblad, Georgia Power education and workforce development manager. “The launch of the Learning Power mobile game app provides an educational resource that focuses on enriching the student experience, while also providing educators and parents with interactive tools to engage their students during this time of home-based learning.”…Read More

More educators view cloud computing as energy-saving option

More than half of K-12 respondents said budget is a barrier to broader green computing initiatives.

An annual survey of different industries, including K-12 and higher education, reveals that attention to energy efficiency and “green” computing is increasing—although barriers such as cost still prevent complete implementation in some cases.

The fourth installment of CDW-G’s annual Energy Efficient IT Report changes course slightly in order to identify solutions that survey respondents said offer the most potential in energy efficiency, taking into account their cost, support requirements, and technical feasibility.

The survey included about 152 respondents from each of several industries: the business/nonprofit sector, the federal government, state and local government, higher education, and K-12 education.…Read More

UC energy savings could eclipse $30M

Replacing old servers will help UC San Diego achieve carbon neutrality by 2014.
Replacing old servers will help UC San Diego achieve carbon neutrality by 2014.

The University of California San Diego campus expects to save $36 million in annual utility costs after a series of green initiatives that include replacing 500 energy-intensive computer servers with 270 servers that require about half the electricity.

The server replacement will save the university $680,000 by slashing energy consumption by 7.9 million kilowatt-hours per year, according to projections released by the 1,200-acre campus, home to more than 27,000 students.

UC San Diego’s $74 million energy-saving initiative is part of a larger University of California program designed to cut greenhouse gases on all of its campuses, especially in older buildings that are the least energy efficient.…Read More