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Helping school children understand the concept of Smarter Energy January 14, 2012

Posted by bodonovan in Smarter Buildings, Smarter Enegry.

The IBM Smarter Planet campaign has a number of different strands that focus on ways that computers can help the world work better. One of these focus areas is Smarter Energy, where we look at how we can make more efficient use of our planet’s limited energy resources.

CurrentCost MeterSometimes it can be difficult to grasp the abstract concept of Smarter Planet, but it is easier to understand by working with concrete examples. In recent months, a few IBM employees have been working with local schools to help the children understand how they can implement Smarter Energy concept. We have installed CurrentCost Energy meters for them and explained how to monitor their electricity usage and look for ways to make savings.

One of the schools that we worked with was Scoil Mhuire in Chapelizod (also known as Mount Sackville Primary School). The girls in the school did a project based upon monitoring their electricity usage in school and at home to see where they could make reductions. The girls will be presenting the results of their project today Saturday. So, if you are planning to visit the exhibition today, why not drop by to see what they achieved.



1. Kristina O'Regan - January 14, 2012

Hi Brian, I videoed the students today and will have this loaded to the blog soon. They did an amazing amount of work and have learned so much about about how to save energy both in school and at home.

2. Brian O'Donovan - January 15, 2012

Thanks Kristina, I look forward to viewing the video, when you upload it. It was a great day at BTYSTE yesterday. The enthusiasm of the young people is infectious.

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