The Energize Andover program strives to identify and eliminate energy waste in the infrastructure that surrounds us – our houses, schools, libraries, work environments, town properties, cafeterias, and more – to help protect the environment and reduce energy bills. Our project is a collaboration between Andover Plant and Facilities staff and Andover students.
Energize Andover participants apply and enrich their math, science, communication, and design skills. We encourage them to use tools such as spreadsheets, data analyzers, and data visualizers. We use cloud-based collaborative learning techniques to discover new ideas and report on our activities and findings. Our work is unique and innovative in that we use the school’s physical plant as our lab.
In summer 2015, two Andover High School students, Jordan and Frank , pioneered a small pilot program with me. Their achievements are captured in blogs that they maintained throughout the summer. They received high praise from the Plant and Facilities staff for their work. Additional information about the summer program is available under the Summer 2015 tab.
We welcome young people who are deeply committed to the cause as well as those who are simply curious about our work. Our creative, multidisciplinary approach will appeal to students with varied interests and talents. There are opportunities for year-long independent study as well as parent involvement.
We would very much like to hear your comments.
Energize Andover Lead
Member, Andover Green Advisory Board
Sustainability in Andover
Andover - Solar
Energize Andover is proud to have helped Town of Andover procure about 35% of its electricity exclusively from a solar farm located on a brown field in Palmer, Western Mass .
Here is live dashboard of clean energy coming our way.
Solar production dashboard - 85% is for Town of Andover