Poudre School District, CO Ethic of Sustainability
Status: Adopted in 2000
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.
Check out the district's 69-page Sustainable Design Guidelines.