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Green District, Schools & Students Workshop
Transcript of Green District, Schools & Students Workshop
Institute for the Built Environment Former Executive Director of Facilities
Poudre School District
President, Sage2 & Associates, LLC UTC Green School Fellow
Center for Green Schools at USGBC
Sac City Unified School District
How do we define sustainability? “Achieving the ecological balance which allows economic prosperity and social equity to be achieved across generations”
David Schaller, EPA
Why are buildings so important to sustainability?
Benefits of Sustainable School District Educational & Community Leadership
Preparing Students for 21st Century Careers
Faculty & Staff Retention
Health & Wellbeing
Kinard Middle School We will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.
Baba Dioum asthma-related illness one of the leading causes of school absenteeism, resulting in over…
14 million missed days per year in the U.S.
15% reduction in absenteeism in green schools
Sick building syndrome
results in poor occupant health and loss of productivity average savings human benefits Student and faculty health
Increased student performance
Enrichment of learning
Integration of sustainable curriculum
Connection to nature
Green schools impact the community …and increase awareness about sustainability, health, and community vitality
Sustainable Management Systems
It combines a sustainability framework and where you want to go…..
With a management system for getting there……..
SMS reflects the unique beliefs of the organization
What is an SMS? Policy
Vision and Policy
A - Awareness/Vision
B - Baseline Mapping
C - Creative Solutions -Backcasting
D - Decide on Priorities Assign Responsibilities
Train all Employees
Communicate Internally and Externally
Document What and Who
Monitor and Measure Progress
Conduct Checks to Confirm Success
Visibly Support the Program
Conduct a Formal Review Annually
Make Changes to Maintain Effectiveness
Plan – Do – Check - Act
Shayla 8th Grade - Wellington J.H.
Poudre School District
http://eweb.psdschools.org/documentlibrary/downloads/Operations/Sustainability_Report.pdf 1999 “The Green Team”
thank you! Brian Dunbar
Farah McDill energy savings 30% carbon
savings 35% water-use reduction 30-50% waste reduction 50-90% Sidwell Middle School, D.C.
Greybull Elementary, WY
Aspen Middle School, CO
Bethke Elem, CO
Metrics and Accountability
How do we know if we have a high-performing, sustainable school?
in Energy and
Design A leading-edge system for certifying the greenest performing buildings in the world. All LEED Rating Systems use: Guidelines addressing 6 primary areas:
Energy and Atmosphere
Materials and Resources
Indoor Environmental Quality
Innovation and Design Process
Consensus Based Standards USGBC Has Four Levels of LEED
Like a Diploma
PSD did not originally plan to certify Bethke Elementary
Costs of project team obtained by CSU Institute for the Built Environment (IBE)
Able to isolate total costs for a:
‘Certifiable’ green school
LEED Certified school
Costs of Green and LEED Schools Sustainable School Design Exercise Buildings that Teach Buildings that teach
Designed school to be used as a teaching tool
Techniques to use the building to teach
Structure: geometry, physics, design
Materials: processes, origin
BEST Club Diane Odbert (6th grade teacher at Bacon) was asked to have the gifted and talented students (4th-6th grade) give tours at school’s dedication
Tours to not only for teachers, district administrators, and parents, but also builders, architects, and engineers
Speak about what makes Bacon Elementary special
Help from Stu Reeves, PSD’s Energy Manager
Gave technical tours of the building: discuss design aspects that reduce energy and water consumption, while saving money, and making learning more conducive
b.e.s.t. club Bacon Elementary, Fort Collins
Leads tours to students, new faculty, visiting professionals & university students.
Facility is a laboratory to learn about sustainability in site, water, waste, energy, lighting and materials use.
kinard c.a.r.e.s. Kinard Middle School, Fort Collins
Focuses on improving school waste
Pilot district programs for Recycling & Composting
Educate student body through signage & youtube videos,
Trip to Catalina Island
Green Team Theodore Judah Elementary School Sacramento, CA Parent and volunteer lead program
Curriculum connected to California State Standards
Waste audit helped save $137K District wide
Butterfly garden, two edible vegetable gardens, composting and recycling
Project Green – Focus on energy conservation (4th), water run off (5th), and building materials (6th)
SCUSD Project Green Students perform Green School Audits
Generate recommendations for improvement
Present recommendations to a “blue ribbon” panel at Earth Day event
Short written document explaining process and final recommendation
“Science Fair” style event
$5 million of reallocated bond funds support chosen projects
Project executions to start during the Summer of 2012 Rocky Mountain H.S. Fort Collins, CO Behavior change reduced energy consumption by 50%
Saved more electrical energy than a LEED-NC Silver school in the district
Rocky Mountain H.S. Fort Collins, CO Important cultural aspects:
Clear communication of expectations and results of individual actions
Personal effectiveness to change behavior
Learning Gate School Lutz, FL School Purpose :
Prepare students to successfully participate in their family, school and community.
Promote academic excellence, community service and environmental responsibility.
Learning Gate School Lutz, FL Site Includes:
Visible building systems
Air quality monitoring
Recycling & composting
Teacher Workshop Goals Give teachers information about sustainability
Introduce them to the building through the BEST program
Allowed teachers time to develop their sustainability clubs, within school teams and share ideas amongst the entire group
Teacher Workshop Global to Local presentation on sustainability
Technical tour of the building
Club development and logistics
Quick writes, team brainstorm, school/district/community strengths, club’s focus
Districts facilities, higher education, city utility department, local professionals
Regroup Meeting Regroup meeting after 3+ months of implementation
Share successes and obstacles
Review available resources
Schools give a club presentation
Difficulty starting new club
Success starting new club
Redirect other student clubs
Factors for Success Champion teacher(s)
PTA, principal, superintendent, other teachers
Facilities Management support
Obstacles Lack of support from top
Principals, other teachers
Lack of engagement from facilities department
Limited community & parent support
Activities Building shell
Doors, windows and heat gain
Thermal rocks and designing a livable space
Understand how the systems work
Recycling and/or composting team
Renewable & nonrenewable resources
Discuss origin of materials and resources
Poudre School District is committed to being a responsible steward of our natural resources and believes that public education should provide leadership in developing an ethic of sustainability in all of its practices. In Poudre School District, we have both Energy Conservation and Waste Management policies that espouse these values, making environmental stewardship an integral part of the physical plan operation. The purpose of the Sustainable Design Guidelines is to provide direction for applying these policies to the construction of new facilities and the renovation of existing schools.
As stewards of the natural environment, Poudre School District challenges the design community to help us build better schools. We believe that by working together in an integrated approach, we can build higher performance schools that provide a superior learning environment, while reducing life cycle costs through conservation of energy and natural resources.
We recognize that sustainable design may require a fundamental shift from certain aspects of conventional design and construction. However, we stand committed to sustainable design and are confident it will yield positive outcomes for our students and the community. Poudre School District is excited about this new direction. We look forward to working with you to achieve our goals of designing, building, and learning from sustainable schools.
Don Unger, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools
“Poudre School District is committed to being a responsible steward of our natural resources and believes that public education should provide leadership in developing an ethic of sustainability in all of its practices.”
Custodial Services Manager
The Brendle Group
Executive Director of Operations
Director of Facilities
Building Maintenance Manager
Outdoor Services Manager
The Brendle Group
Director of Planning, Design & Construction
HVAC Department Head
Customer Support Center Specialist
PSD’s Sustainability Policy
Support educational mission by providing physical spaces that promote the health, productivity, and safety of students and staff.
Reduce life-cycle costs by conserving energy and natural resources, further supporting educational mission through fiscal responsibility.
Balance educational, financial, and environmental issues in daily decision-making.
Consider and incorporate relevant aspects of sustainability into all future policies.
Inspire commitment to this policy among employees.
Serve as a community leader in sustainability and partner with other organizations to further common goals.
300 Existing Practices Within 18 Departments
Curriculum Practices FOSS (Full Option Science System) kits
Energy Rules program
NEED (National Energy Education Development) pilot program
RMHS Environmental Club
Environmental curriculum partnerships, such as WaterSHED (quality) and Waterworks (water conservation)
Existing Facility Dept.
Aggressive HVAC/Lighting management
EPA grant provided emissions reduction equipment for over 50 buses
District wide single stream recycling
Energy efficiency projects have saved
$1,700,000 in utility costs since 1995.
Award-winning green building program
Movement toward paperless applications district-wide
Examples for 2007:
Recycle steel frames
Conversion to T-8’s
Use SMS for outreach
Reduce disposables by 20%
Maximize two-sided copies
Improved bus routing
Continue energy rebates
Short Term Goals
Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely Sustainable education
GHG emissions reduction
Long Term Goals
With student achievement as its first priority, district departments will continue to:
Recognize intergenerational nature of sustainability
Establish learning opportunities about sustainability
Mutually support through sustainable programs the district’s facilities
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
PSD Greenhouse Gas Emission Sources
Staff Development SMS presentations
Curriculum working to develop environmental clubs
Channel 10 SMS PSAs and 30 minute SMS segments
Risk Management promoting a “culture of wellness” to district staff
The district will work to reduce its use of natural resources by collaborating between classrooms and operations through:
Common sense reuse
Single stream recycling
Champion green building
Outdoor Services donated over 800 five-gallon buckets to a local farmer
Communications Services online posting saved 42,500 sheets of paper
32 schools & 1 office building earned an Energy Star award
As a member of the City of Fort Collins Climate Wise program, the district is committed to:
Minimize greenhouse gas emissions
Embrace existing energy conservation procedures
Reduce energy consumption
Same KWh despite 20% increase in S.F.
Idling timers were installed on buses
Completed 190 energy efficient projects
GEO Challenge: Reduce GHG 20% Below 2005
District departments will continue to:
Implement strategies to increase efficiency
Encourage alternative transportation
Safe Routes to Schools program
More efficient food delivery routes
Centrally located Staff Development trainings
Reduced overall bus stops and bus routes
An SMS starts with You
Buy-in from all stakeholders
Empower Staff and Students
Establish Goals - Dream Big
Training for staff and students
Strategy and Priorities
Track and Measure
Steps for Getting There
“I can make a difference”
Motivation “Poudre School District is setting the standard for other school districts throughout the nation to follow, and is a proud example of Colorado’s efforts to lead the nation toward a greener and more energy efficient future...”
Bill Ritter Jr,
Governor of Colorado
February 11, 2009
“Our commitment to sustainability is built on the premise that sustainability involves meeting the needs of the present without jeopardizing the ability of future generations to do the same; … Together, we will continue to work together to demonstrate our commitment to sustainability by providing healthy, productive, and safe environments for our students and staff.”
Jerry Wilson, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Message from the
Governor and Superintendent
Commitment and a Measure of Progress
Planning Exercise Sustainable Students Planning Exercise Strong Leadership Existing Educational Programs
The Brendel Group