Resources for Colorado Schools

The Colorado Energy Office’s (CEO) Energy Savings for Schools (ESS) Program provides technical resources to schools across Colorado. Historically, the ESS Program offered:

  • Free on-site audits from Brendle Group to identify tangible energy, water, and cost savings
  • Free technical support and energy coaching to increase energy management knowledge
  • Free evaluation of renewable energy opportunities
  • Free implementation support and help identifying existing funding and financing options for completing projects
  • Free recognition for a school’s efforts and opportunities to engage students
  • Free energy monitoring device to measure electricity use and offer access to real-time data on a web-based dashboard

More than 50 Schools have participated over the first 3 years of the program and are saving as a result!

The fourth year of the program will usher in changes to the program, including more support for occupant engagement and capacity building. For more information:

Contact the program manager, Susan Blythe at or (970) 207-0058 or visit the CEO ESS website:

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