This web site is designed for middle and high school students, their teachers and their parents. Students use the web-based Home Energy Saver (a "virtual laboratory" for studying energy use and savings in the home) to conduct energy efficiency audits. HES in turn accesses a sophisticated computer model, called DOE-2, developed by scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The site includes lessons and activities that develop specific skills and knowledge students are expected to learn in science, mathematics, economics and social sciences and politics.
December 09, 2003