Active DPS Built Enviroment Initiatives
Renewables – The Power Cycle
5-Year Goal: 65% of electricity supplied to DPS is renewable.
To reach 65% renewable electricity, DPS will implement design standards to expand on-site rooftop solar, solar shades, and solar canopies. Other programs to help reach the goal will involve community solar and exploration of other renewable energy options where solar is not feasible.
Building Envelope – A Sealed Building Envelope
5-Year Goal: Commission two existing building envelopes and incorporate findings into future financial impact assessments.
The building envelope is the barrier between the inside and outside environments. A well-designed building envelope keeps school buildings at peak energy efficiency. Through identifying building leaks and utilizing emerging technologies, DPS school buildings can achieve high performance energy usage and reduction in waste.
Merrill Middle School
Grounds – Grounded In Sustainability
5-Year Goal: Create Sustainable Landscape Standard and Implementation Plan.
School grounds are primed and ready for improvements. From identifying and utilizing sustainable alternatives to fertilizer and pesticides to ensuring accurate inventory to reduce waste and conserve water, DPS will be turning its grounds into highly sustainable and efficient landscapes.
Math and Science Leadership Academy