Active DPS Utilities Initiatives
Energy Management – A Different Kind Of Hall Monitor
5-Year Goal: Reduce energy (MMBtu) consumption by 15% from 2021 baseline
Current: 1.1M MMBtu Consumed in ’21.
The first step to reducing energy consumption is to ensure building staff are trained in how to efficiently operate a DPS building. Beyond training, DPS will take multiple paths to energy management by identifying opportunities through monitoring systems. This may include switching to LED lighting, understanding impacts to carbon emissions, and planning for future energy requirements.
Waste Diversion – Stop The Trash Talk
5-Year Goal: Ensure landfill diversion rate is at least 25%.
Current: Estimated 17% of waste diverted.
Diverting waste from landfills and recycling and composting would-be trash is an easy way for everyone to do their part for sustainability. DPS will facilitate the process with bottle fill stations, creating ways for all students and staff to compost, educating students and staff on using compostable and recyclable materials, and creating opportunities to recycle “hard-to-recycle” products.