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Resource-Wise Program

Register HERE by May 30th, 2018

The Resource-Wise program was created to build upon the success of the Renew Our Schools competitions and other SVVSD Energy & Sustainability Department programs, which reward and recognize schools for reducing their energy use and other environmentally conscious efforts. Resource-Wise is a year long program for St. Vrain Valley Schools interested in championing conservation efforts while receiving monetary awards. The program provides educational opportunities, training, and resources to assist schools in reducing electricity consumption and implementing sustainability initiatives. Students and staff learn important life long skills and are empowered to reduce the financial and environmental impact of our buildings.

Key considerations:
  • Participating schools must have 2 Resource-Wise Leaders; min. time commitment of 15-20 hours per semester. Leaders individually receive their choice of Professional Development 2.0 salary credit or a stipend of $500 for the year. 
  • Schools receive in-depth training and educational materials
  • Schools should utilize the following resources and tools: energy data, School Energy Profile Report, School Energy Conservation Toolkit, eGauge monitor, Cube dashboard, District Staff, and PLT materials. Each Leader will receive toolkits: kill-a-watt, digital thermometer, and light meter. 
  • Student involvement is critical (min. of 1 group or class). Engaging staff and teachers is also highly encouraged. 
  • Schools can earn additional funds by completing sustainability projects.  
  • Newcomers should focus on spreading awareness and recruiting champions.
  • Returning schools should focus on advancing efforts, expanding the program and overcoming barriers. 
Shared savings months: The dollar amount of the electricity you save goes directly to your school! Progress will be viewable on a dashboard specifically developed for this program and your school's expected usage. Shared savings will be calculated for November, February, March, and April. 

**Earned award money will be deposited to school accounts during the summer following the program year. The money will be available for use during the next academic school year. For ideas around how to use award money, visit this page HERE.

Mandatory Training (dinner provided):
September 12th, 2018, 4:00-7:00 pm (Timberline Rm, LSC)
September 18th, 2018, 4:00-7:00 pm (Timberline Rm, LSC)

Final Deliverables:
1. Process Model Log: Record meetings and track hours (individually completed)
2. Final Report (individually completed)
3. Final Results Meeting in May

The program started as a pilot in the 2014-2015 school year and was originally called the 'Energy Conservation Implementation' program. 

The ECI program officially debuted in 2015-2016 with great success. 

The program name changed to Resource-Wise for the 2016-2017 school year as we now include the option to pursue additional sustainability projects.

Register by May 30th, 2017.