Noreus KRISP Project
The Company: Noreus develops innovative solutions to enable its customers to intelligently generate and manage energy - primarily through harvesting heat.
The Project: To develop an Energy Usage Auditing and Solutions Toolkit for use in schools – to educate primary and secondary school children on the types of energy saving actions that they can take themselves.
Students: Imogen Smith, Frankie Downes: MSc Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology
The Outcome: The students developed an innovative auditing process, infographics and associated toolkit for use by teachers and pupils in schools. They piloted their lesson plans and materials by delivering two classroom taught sessions at Madeley High School.
Ron Fox of Noreus says: "When we first had the idea of involving school pupils in auditing their own classrooms for energy usage and wastage, we didn't know how to turn our initial concept into reality. However, once we began to collaborate with KRISP, everything fell into place. We were assigned our own Innovation Advisor and two KRISP Associates - Frankie and Imogen - who created lesson plans, presentation and activity materials and pledge sheets.
Following on from successful trials at local schools, we are now beginning to see interest in our energy audits and lesson plans from teachers across the country. Schools are keen to be part of the conversation around global warming and climate change, and recognise that it is important for the next generation to be aware of environmental issues.
Throughout the whole project, we received invaluable support from KRISP. For businesses who are looking to explore an idea or new service, it is a great opportunity."
Imogen and Frankie say: “The Noreus project was such a fun challenge to work on. It was an amazing opportunity to get involved with environmental education and it was very rewarding to see the lesson plans we created be so well received by the students. It also allowed us to develop our teaching and presenting skills and overall was a really beneficial experience”.