The price of our energy bills is increasing every year. The 2011 INDEP report revealed that an average Kosovan family spends 1, 210 euro for energy bills a year, or referring to the Kosovo Statistical Office, around 30% of the average family expenses (INDEP, 2011). While we are worried about the money we spend to pay our bills, we are not aware of our consumption practices and how they affect the environment. The purpose of this assignment is to raise awareness of energy consumption practices and energy efficiency and conservation measures.The resource uses three main methods to engage students: Interaction with stakeholders, energy consumption measurement (footprint) and video production of student presentations.
For the purpose of this assignment you will discuss with a guest speake from the Institute for Development Policies (INDEP) a member of Kosovo Civil Society Consortium for Sustainable Development (KOSID). Kosovo Electricity Distribution and Supply Company(KEDS will present how energy consumption is calculated and billed. INDEP will discuss Energy Efficiency Factors and the measures households can take to reduce energy consumption.
For one week each student in the group will monitor individual household/residence activities and the household equipment and their related energy consumption. Using the calculation methodology provided by KEDS each individual will calculate household/residence energy costs. After the individual work is done the group will analyze common trends and differences and will propose energy efficiency and conservation measures.
Students will need time to work as a group to design and deliver the presentation. Students will record the presentation following the guidelines how to upload the presentation onto youtube.
The efficient use of energy within your homes can include suggestions for how energy consumption could be reduced. Your presentation may centre on the impact of energy use, the conservation of valuable resources and how you could influence your behaviour at home and in your community.