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  • TOP Business Practices
    January 1, 2016 - CASDEM Chairperson
    Testimonials offered by member school districts offer the following best business practices: * Enter into transport gas agreements to source natural gas from 3rd party suppliers, while leveraging incumbent utility for delivery * Implementation of consistent BAS designated occupancy schedules and routine monitoring * Arm occupants and trades people with building-specific energy cost and consumption data and incentivize conservation * Grant electricians time and resources to identify and retrofit non-instructional areas in which to install vacancy sensors. TOP ENERGY CONSERVATION MEASURES: LED Lighting Retrofits (Exterior and Interior HIDs), Energy Design Assistance for new construction offered through Xcel Energy
  • 2015 RMAEE Energy Forum
    October 22, 2015
    The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers invites you to participate in its 16th ANNUAL ENERGY FORUM held from 8:30 AM to 4;00 PM at the Denver Police Protective Association (PPA) Event Center 2105 Decatur St., Denver, CO 80211 ENTRY FEES: $65 RMAEE and AEE members advanced registration, $85 nonmembers advance registration, $10 additional at the door ***For full event and registration details click on the event title above.***
  • GreenSchoolsCOnnect
    June 3, 2015 - Julie North - Aurora Public Schools
  • Nextek Full Presentation
    March 11, 2015 - Stu Reeve - City of Fort Collins
  • CASDEM Meeting Follow Up information
    March 11, 2015 - Stu Reeve - City of Fort Collins
    City of Fort Collins - Continuous Commissioning software. From Stu Reeve City of Fort Collins - DC electric system From Stu Reeve City of Fort Collins - Climate Action Plan From Stu Reeves
  • Sustainability courses at CSU discounted 40%
    January 15, 2015 - Colorado State University
    Colorado State University is offering a new online certificate program on Integrated Sustainability Management. Courses are taught by leading content experts in 4 critical areas of sustainability management – people, organization, facilities, and natural resources. The first classes start on Tuesday, February 3! We would like to offer a 40% discount on the mastery badge to all CASDEM members and partners. Could you send out an email to let them know? They will need to go to, click on “Add Mastery Badge” and use IBE151040 as a discount code on the payment screen. For anyone that may be interested in taking just 1 or 2 classes, we can offer a smaller discount – they will need to use a different discount code IBE151025.
  • CASDEM Utility Information Comparison Spreadsheet
    January 9, 2015
    Spreadsheet showing historical utility data for some of CASDEM's member school districts The CASDEM Energy Utilization Index spreadsheet for FY 2014 has been updated to now include columns to add "grid" electricity consumed, "PV" electricity consumed/generated as well as other electricity. These electricity values combine into total electricity consumption and then int0 the kBtu/SF/Yr calculations. Please take a few moments to update your districts data, through FY 2014.
  • New Energy Technology - Energy Center
    January 8, 2015 - CASDEM Meeting
  • What the DOE’s 2016 mandate means for your school
    April 25, 2014 - MultiBriefs
    With the U.S. DOE mandate coming down the pike in the next 20 months, this article informs school districts and others of the change “COMING” and especially those with new construction contemplated.
    April 3, 2014 - The Center for Green Schools at USGBC
    Guiding Principles for Integrating Sustainability Into All Aspects of a School Organization. More info at
  • 2014 Energy Manager Duties Survey
    January 16, 2014 - Craig Wright
    Results compiled from a 10-question informal survey issued via Survey Monkey(R) to members of the Colorado Association of School District Energy Managers (CASDEM), to which which 18 valid responses were supplied.
  • Reducing electrical energy consumption through behaviour changes
    January 16, 2014 - Journal of Facilities Management Vol. 12 No. 1, 2014 pp. 4-17
    Abstract Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to look at the effect of human behaviour, and efforts to change that behaviour, on electricity consumption in a high school setting.
  • Boulder Valley Releases Sustainable Energy Plan
    September 24, 2013
    The BVSD Energy Team completed a new Sustainable Energy Plan. This plan sets new five-year targets with the long term goal of zero-net energy capable buildings by 2050. The plan also provides detail on the methodology for achieving the new goals and specific strategies including estimates on initial costs and ongoing savings.​
  • Energy Star City Rankings
    April 24, 2012 - EPA Press Release
    Exciting news for Colorado Springs!
    September 21, 2010
  • Recharge Colorado' campaign opens morning of April 19; GEO announces web address, call center number
    April 14, 2010 - GEO Press Release
  • Colorado ranks second in nation in energy-efficient schools
    April 7, 2010 - EPA Press Release
  • Coloradans can Save Money, Build Jobs with Upcoming Recovery Act New Energy Grants
    January 19, 2010 - GEO Press Release
  • Poudre School District to Save $ Two Ways
    January 7, 2010
  • Celebrating a Decade of ENERGY STAR Buildings!
    December 10, 2009
  • Colorado Takes Green Schools a Mile Higher
    September 21, 2009 - Governor's Energy Office
    Thomas Fernandez, Colorado Springs School District #11, Stu Reeve, Poudre School District, Bill Franzen, Poudre School District and Mark Paylor from Weld County School District RE-8 were on the CO-CHPS Advisory Board
  • EPA recognizes two Colorado Springs School Districts for improving energy efficiency and protecting the environment
    November 1, 2004 - US EPA
  • Districts Lauded for Efficiency
    November 1, 2004 - Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph
  • Poudre Receives EPA Energy Award
    April 1, 2003
  • Poudre Sustainable Design School Under Construction
    May 1, 2002
  • Jeffco Receives EPA Energy Star Award
    March 1, 2002
  • AEE Training Opportunities
    Association of Energy Engineers
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