MHS, DTCC Partner on Green Energy Education

This fall, Milford High School launched a new green Energy Management Pathway where students take Delaware Technical & Community College’s (DTCC) Sociology 103: Society and Sustainability course as well as DTCC’s OAT 152: Excel Level I for dual enrollment college credits. While earning Milford High School credits, the ten Energy Management Pathway students also earn nine college credits through DTCC. Six of the credits come from the two fall courses here with Mrs. Molly Chorman and the last three will be earned in the DTCC energy management lab. Students will earn Hazard Materials, Lead, and Asbestos certifications.

In alignment with this new initiative, Milford High School applied and earned participation in the Delaware Pathways to Green Schools Program. This ongoing program, created by the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) and the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) is designed to reduce energy use and foster the growth of sustainability initiatives in Delaware’s schools. On November 30th, Practical Energy Solutions (PES), an energy services company with decades of experience working with school communities, worked with the Energy Management students and technical staff to complete an energy audit. PES will deliver energy assessments to MHS, assist MHS with their ongoing energy savings efforts and conduct educational programming to help students become more engaged in energy use awareness and conservation.

 

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