Poudre School District, CO: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)19%
Annual (2019)4%
Water Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)32%
Annual (2019)32%
PORTFOLIO ENERGY PERFORMANCE

Better Buildings Challenge Partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source energy use intensity (EUI) and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. Poudre School District's portfolio consists of more than 50 buildings and 3.8 million square feet. Poudre School District has improved energy performance by 19% from a 2009 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2020. Energy savings have been achieved by implementing LED lighting retrofits across the district, HVAC upgrades, VFD installations, and an energy awareness program focused on low-cost opportunities for savings.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE: BY PROPERTY

Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all properties can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Poudre School District has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 10% at more than 30 of its properties. There are 4 properties that have experienced an increase in Source EUI.  These properties have been targeted for future energy efficiency improvements.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE: IDENTIFYING OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT

Property-level energy performance metrics, including EUI and percent improvement to date, are critical to track progress over time and identify opportunities for additional energy savings. Poudre School District's portfolio consists of properties with a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 50 to 175 kBtu/sq. ft. The majority of properties have shown energy improvement since 2008. The properties located near or below the 0% axis may present good opportunities for further savings.

PORTFOLIO WATER PERFORMANCE

Better Buildings Challenge Partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source water use intensity (WUI) and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. Poudre School District's portfolio consists of more than 20 buildings and 3.8 million square feet. Partner has improved water performance by 32% from a 2008 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2020.  Water savings have been achieved by using smart controllers and weather stations on irrigation systems, use of raw water for irrigaiton, installation of low flow faucets/toilets/urinals, and participation in the local utility water tracking program that helps identify leaks and abnormal use.  The Outdoor Services department monitors chemical and pH levels in soils and uses drought tolerate turf to help decrease water use.