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Sustainability in Colorado Schools
Sustainability strives towards efforts to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Sustainability in Colorado Schools provides centralized information and resources to educate and empower Colorado K-12 school districts to implement capital improvements that embody sustainable and energy-efficient initiatives. The information provided herein includes sustainability resources that not only offset the environmental impacts of the built environment but also contribute to more energy-efficient design and construction practices that yield cost savings during a building's operational lifetime while promoting healthier learning environments for all students and staff.
State Resources to Promote Sustainability in Colorado School Districts:
- Colorado Green Ribbon Schools
- CDPHE Sustainability Programs
- K-12 Energy Resources
- Colorado Office of the State Architect Energy & Environment
Additional Sustainability Resources:
Sustainability Resources for New Construction & Renovation:
- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
- Collaborative for High-Performance Schools (CHPS)
- WELL Health-Safety Rating for Schools
- Green Globes
For questions, or additional information please contact Katie Van Kooten at Van_Kooten_K@cde.state.co.us or 720-926-4794