Think! Energy (T!E) is NEF’s brand of energy efficiency programs, consisting of four core programs that effectively reach various age groups. T!E combines energy efficiency products families can install at home with the behavioral training necessary to maximize savings. The school-to-home approach employed by T!E effectively gets your efficiency message into homes while garnering significant, measured, and verified energy savings.
Think! Energy Audiences
Core Efficiency Programs
A team of in-house writers, artists, and designers, in consultation with energy industry leaders, produces the National Energy Foundation’s award-winning curriculum.
NEF offers four different primary age group programs, with various customization options to fully develop your curriculum. Our modular suite includes custom-branded materials, posters, student guides, and family-focused school-to-home materials, with an optional Spanish translation.
Bright Kids (2nd-3rd Grade)
Students highlight efficiency, electricity and circuits
Take Action (4th-7th Grade)
Students learn to be the energy efficiency expert at home
Innovation (High School)
Students learn how to efficiently accommodate their high-energy lifestyles
Community in Action (Adults)
Adults learn how they can make smart energy choices to reduce their utility bills
School Kit Distribution
Delivering Efficiency to
NEF develops educational materials that are sent directly to teachers on behalf of sponsors. All contents are targeted by grade level to enhance understanding and teaching of energy concepts.
Customizing Our Approach to Maximize Your Savings
NEF provides in class presentations, kit distribution, and teacher-directed programs to your communities. Program sponsors such as electric and gas utilities and state energy programs, can choose a combination of these styles to ensure the message of energy efficiency gets to as many students as possible.
Reaching Students in a Digital World
NEF programs come with many digital materials. From custom-branded websites to fun online games and posters, NEF has various ways to reach students where they are today.
Combining Creativity and STEM Education
Student competitions encourage participants to think critically about energy issues and creatively express their ideas for an opportunity to receive recognition and awards.
Custom Programs with Maximized Savings
Energy efficiency works best when the whole household works as a team. That is why NEF has developed T!E with unique strategies for each age demographic. Any of the four programs, Bright Kids, Take Action!, Innovation and Community in Action, can be mixed, matched and customized with content, branding and scope to reach even the most ambitious energy efficiency goals.
Results You Can See, An Impact You Can Feel
Thank you for the wonderful programs brought to our students. Such an easy, wonderful program that ties into our curriculum.TeacherDTE Energy T!E Program