How Low Can You Go Challenge

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    How Low Can You Go Challenge

    How Low Can You Go logoIn partnership with the Miami Heat, schools are challenged to find innovative ways to reduce energy consumption at each school campus in a 3-month period compared to previous years.  Recognized by the White House, National Geographic, NOAA, and the NBA during Green Week as a highly effective and innovative model to reduce energy and water consumption. 

    For more information and to participate in this challenge, visit www.howlowcanyougochallenge.com (this link will take you outside the BCPS site)

     Measurements of success over the past nine years:

    • Over 340 different schools have registered
    • Impact over 430,000+ people
    • Reduced over 15,500,000 kWh
    • Energy cost savings over $1,411,541
    • Reduced CO2 emissions by 24,455,244 lbs.
    • Reduced water by over 34,500,000 gallons
    • Water cost savings of over $175,000

    Winning Schools 2021/2022

    ​Overall Energy: 
    1st place:  Maplewood Elementary   43% (Reduction 191,816 kWh; Cost savings of $17,263)
    2nd place:  Pinewood Elementary  29% (Reduction of 159,186 kWh; Cost Savings of $14,326)
    3rd place:   Morrow Elementary 25% (Reduction 109,186 kWh; Cost savings of $9,826)

    ​ Greatest kWh Reduced: Deerfield Beach Middle  (Reduction 1216,357 kWh; Cost savings of $19,472)

    ​Most Sustainable:  Walter C Young Middle (Reduction 172,572 kWh; Cost savings of $15,531)

    Greatest Gallons of Water Saved: Cypress Elementary 65% (Reduction 703,000 gallons saved; Cost savings of $2,795.40)

    2022 How Low Can You Go schools at the P3 Awards Ceremony
    Pictured above: How Low Can You Go school winners at the P3 Eco-Challenge Awards Ceremony with School Board Member Debra Hixon (left)

    2022 How Low Can You Go school winners at the Miami Heat Game
    2022 How Low Can You Go school winners at the Miami Heat Game

  • 2020-21

    Winning Schools 2020/2021

    ​Overall ENERGY: 
    1st place:   Maplewood Elementary   27% 
    2nd place:   Okeeheelee Middle  26.24%
    3rd place:   Margate Middle    26%

    ​ Greatest kWh Reduced:  Walter C. Young Middle

    ​Overall Water Reduction:  Driftwood Middle 

    ​Most Sustainable:   Forest Hills Elementary

Contact Information

  • Applied Learning: STEM +CS

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    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33301

    Phone: 754-321-1880

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    Dr. Lisa Milenkovic

    Supervisor

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