Energy and Sustainability Program Overview
The Energy & Sustainability Program (ESP) aims to identify and implement energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives that benefit and educate the St. Vrain Valley School community at large. Our objective is to reduce costs, conserve our natural resources, and engage deeper with our community.
Our Mission: A Call to Action
As our schools embark on this journey towards more energy efficient and sustainable practices, we call to action all students, teachers, staff and community members to embrace the environmental steward within. Each and every one of you can make a difference in reducing energy usage, using less water, minimizing waste, recycling and composting whenever possible, and spreading eco-friendly life choices. ESP is good for people, the planet, and our bottom line, but most importantly for the health of our students and future generations.
Numerous staff members as well as external partners contribute to the success of this Department. The effectiveness of ESP depends on the expertise and effort of these individuals.
Specifically, the Energy and Sustainability Program will evaluate our current energy consumption levels, and, whenever possible, will suggest energy reduction initiatives that improve performance while increasing awareness and training among students, staff, and teachers. The Department partners with utilities and other providers to take advantage of grants, rebates, incentives, educational programs and training opportunities.
ESP is also responsible for facility audits, benchmarking, and establishing short, medium and long-term goals as well as ensuring that commodity purchases are efficient and in line with the mission, vision and values of the District.
Our goals are segmented into four focus areas: Green Buildings, Energy & Environmental Education, Resource Conservation, and Waste & Material Flows.