Focus Areas

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Focus Areas

Focus Areas

Green Buildings
  • Identify energy efficiency projects and technologies for facility improvements such as lighting and sensors, HVAC, building envelope, daylighting, alternative energy and more
  • Implement policies and guidelines to reduce the carbon emissions and footprint at each site
  • Ensure that LEED buildings are operating according to high efficiency standards
  • Train staff and provide tools to improve water conservation and increase energy efficiency
  • Evaluate utility grants and rebate programs to reduce retrofit costs
  • Establish new construction and renovation standards that incorporate energy efficiency and sustainability practices
Energy and Environmental Education
  • Educational programs include but are not limited to: waste management, conservation, ecosystems, energy efficiency, recycling, composting, climate change, carbon footprint, fossil fuel history and development, renewable energy markets and innovation
  • Provide classroom activities, course materials, and field trips that increase awareness surrounding energy and the environment
  • Encourage creative solutions to resource conservation through diverse events and programs such as Eco-Cycle’s Green Star Schools, Green Teams, and the Resource Wise competition.
Resource Conservation
  • Identify emissions and idling reduction technologies and/or cleaner fuels for the District school buses in order to help improve local air quality and reduce children’s exposure to fuel exhaust
  • Investigate and disseminate best practices through education and training to minimize water, electricity and fossil fuel usage
Waste & Material Flows
  • Implement purchasing policies that reduce materials and offer guidance in selecting eco-friendly products
  • Identify methods to reduce waste and maximize recycling and composting
  • Evaluate the life-cycle costs and environmental impacts of facility operations and maintenance to improve efficiency