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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 & Environmental Education

- Educational programs include but are not limited to: waste management, water safety awareness, 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, ReNew Our Schools competition and the Longmont Children’s Water Festival

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


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