Current events and popular links
- The Bond Program will move BVSD toward our ambitious energy goals by constructing four new Zero Net Energy Buildings (buildings that produce as much energy as they consume) and improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings. BVSD’s Sustainable Energy Plan (SEP), created in 2013 and incorporated into the 2014 update of the Sustainability Management System (SMS), establishes ambitious goals for reducing energy use and controlling costs long term. The goals established in the SEP call for reducing our Energy Use Intensity (EUI) 20 percent by FY 2019 and to less than or equal to 30 by 2050. In 2013, BVSD’s average EUI was 65.
We held a Deep Energy Retrofit Workshop last summer. See here for a summary of results.
- Check out the updated 2015 Sustainability Management System In 2009, BVSD developed its first Sustainability Management System (SMS), a mechanism to holistically coordinate existing efforts and define a vision and goals around sustainability at the District level. We have met or exceeded most of our 5-year goals, and through a series of interviews with key staff and community members and utility data collection, we have updated the plan and created new 5-year goals. "Thank you" to those of you who reviewed the draft plan and offered feedback. Check out the updated SMS here.
- Congratulations to Energy Challenge winner Eisenhower Elementary! Winners in other categories include Lafayette Elementary, Boulder High School, Boulder Prep and Pioneer Elementary. Ten schools and the Ed Center participated in the 2014/15 Energy Challenge! ALL of the participants reduced energy use in February! Participating schools saved more than 70,000 kWh in one month and several thousand dollars. This year, each school's progress toward reducing energy use was tracked on the Energy Challenge Dashboard. Check out past winners on the Energy Challenge webpage.
- Check out the Eco-Champions Each year the Superintendent's honor roll recognizes BVSD Eco-Champions--staff, parents and students working to encourage sustainability in the district and the community! Check out past winners here.