Donor Generosity helps Ama Foundation get to the Heart of Energy Management.
For Ama Foundation, energy management is a part of a broad commitment to sustainability that touches every aspect of campus life. Its proximity to farms contributes to an environmentally conscious school community that recognizes the beauty and the vulnerability of where they live.
Its climate action plan encompasses guidelines for new construction, energy efficiency (including behavior-based conservation) and renewable energy self generation. Donate Today.
Why is Saving Energy Important for Schools and Children’s Homes?
Every year many schools spend as much on energy as they do on textbooks and student materials. With Ama Foundation providing all uniforms and school supplies to our live-in children and our external education scholarship recipients, Ama Foundation wants to direct every donation to do the most good, directly with children: in their classrooms and in the Ama Foundation children’s home.
- Saving energy saves money: Children’s home building operating costs go down.
- Energy efficiency and renewable energy generation puts money back into the classroom (school supplies and uniforms for our kids).
- A higher percentage of donations goes right towards children’s education.
Pushing the Envelope with Eco-friendly New-Construction.
Keeping the environment in mind was a primary goal in the new construction of buildings that make up Ama Foundation’s school, offices and home for up to 75 children.
Clean technologies raises energy performance immensely: a progress status.
- Solar panels: Ama Foundation’s solution to shortage of power. In 2xxx the school’s solar system was installed, This 2.2 KW photo-voltaic roof-mounted system offers more resilience to natural disasters. The shelter often uses solar power even when there is electricity from the mains supply to save on the utility bill.
- Solar cookers save precious electricity.
- Rainwater Harvesting System: Ama Foundation’s solution to shortage of water. The rainwater system collects monsoon runoff from its roof, filters and stores it in a 30,000 litre underground cistern. Excess water recharges ground water through a well, or redirected into an irrigation canal so neighborhood farmers can put it to good use.
- Waste Water Treatment: Ama Foundation treats its building’s waste water though a decentalized filtration system. A planted gravel filter treats excess water before it is discharged into the stream flowing nearby.
- Composting: Kitchen scraps and yard clippings get composted into fertilizer to be used in our garden.
- Methane Digester: Solid waste is piped into an underground digester. The generated methane is a cooking fuel, which helps Ama Foundation cut its cost on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
Through energy efficient new construction, installing solar panels, smart retrofits, rainwater harvesting and other conservation Ama Foundation continues not only to save significantly on its energy cost, but also produces electricity and fuel.
Ama Foundation energy consumption from the local utility has dropped. The buildings can now be off the grid for some time, thanks to solar energy. This creates all important energy resilience.
- The bottom line: Savings and student satisfaction! Ama Foundation makes more of the donor-monies go directly to children’s education, food and shelter.
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Support AMA Foundation’s eco friendly home for up to 75 orphaned and disadvantaged children. Its sustainable design helps overcome a shortage of water via rainwater harvesting, for the home and neighboring farmers. Solar panels help with our electricity needs. This frees up money for some of the food and educational expenses. The clean-tech building-features also serve as a valuable, future-focused teaching tool for the children. Help us bring valuable resources to the children. Donate Now.