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Posted on: April 25, 2014

[ARCHIVED] $CORE Program Works with Renters to Increase Household Efficiency

SCORE Program University of Oregon

In its second year and with funding from the City of Eugene’s Waste Prevention and Green Building program and EWEB, the $CORE program’s Student Energy Educators visited 78 homes and helped more than 250 students change their habits and install energy-saving materials that reduce their utility bills. The program engages students by promising monetary savings and reduced environmental impact. The success of the $CORE program depends on peer-to-peer interaction. Student Energy Educators attend a weekend training where they learn energy concepts, such as how small behavior changes can save energy; they also learn how to perform in-home energy audits. Students gain valuable skills by leading all aspects of the $CORE program, including ordering inventory, scheduling assessments, and outreach/marketing. Oversight and administration is provided by the UO Office of Sustainability.

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