Math Skill: Percent of a number
Grade level: 5th grades
Purpose: Understand local energy saving efforts and develop awareness of energy conservation
Student Housing Townhouse of the University of Evansville are environmentally-friendly buildings. Those townhouses were designed to improve energy efficiency, and each townhouse uses 30% less energy than that of the average house. Residents of Indiana pay $110 a month for energy on average. How much money can the residents of the townhouse save on energy if they use the average amount of energy in Indiana?
$33 (110 x 0.3 = 33 )
U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2016. Average Monthly Bill- Residential
University of Evansville, 2014. UE New Student Townhouses Receive LEED Silver Certification