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Green Buildings in BVSD
​Green buildings in BVSD​​​​​​​​

Green Building in the Bond Program​

Green Building Guiding Principles​

These Principles reflect the goals in the Sustainability Management System (SMS) that relate to building design and redesign. To see the entire SMS document, go here​

Building for Student Success
The work included in the 2014 
Educational Facility Master Plan provides great opportunity to advance the district towards its sustainability goals. Read more​

Energy Efficiency in the Bond Program​ - video

2006 Bond Report highlights green features
Look for the greenBVSD symbol to see aspects covered in BVSD's Guiding Principles for green building.

Renewable Energy Technologies in BVSD
BVSD has many schools and facilities using renewable energy technologies, which has been possible largely through grant opportunities, the Renew Our Schools Program, and the 2006 Bond Program.

BVSD Schools/Facilities with Solar Photovoltaic Systems
Click on the school name to see live data from some of our schools using solar panels!
***NOTE*** What is being shown as “power used” varies for each school, and represents only a small portion of the school’s energy use (e.g. the HVAC system, or a library computer laboratory).

Arapahoe Campus High
Boulder Community School of Integrated Studies/High Peaks Elementary
Casey Middle School
Crest View Elementary
Fireside Elementary
Flatirons Elementary
​Jamestown Elementary
Horizons K8​
Manhattan Arts and Academics Middle
Mesa Elementary
Monarch K-8
Nederland Elementary
New Vista High School
Pioneer Elementary
Sanchez Elementary 
Summit Middle
Thorne Ecological Institu​​te

Schools with solar through the Power Purchase Agreement with Solar City
Angevine Middle School(Lafayette)
Aspen Creek K-8 (Broomfield)
Boulder High School (Boulder)
Broomfield High School (Broomfield)
Centaurus High School (Lafayette)
Coal Creek Elementary School (Louisville)
Columbine Elementary School (Boulder)
Creekside Elementary School(Boulder)
Eldorado K-8 (Superior)
Foothill Elementary School (Boulder)
Heatherwood Elementary School (Boulder)
Manhattan Middle School(Boulder)
Monarch High School (Louisville)
Sanchez Elementary School (Lafayette)

Click on the following documents to learn more about the monitoring systems for the 14 schools listed above. 
Solar Guard
Power Guide
Curriculum Materials (for schools with solar panels)
BVSD Schools/Facilities with Small Wind Turbines
Manhattan Arts and Academics Middle
Nederland Middle-Senior High
Sombrero Marsh   
BVSD Schools/Facilities with Geothermal
Summit Middle 
Casey Middle
BVSD Schools/Facilities with Tube Solar 
Boulder Community School of Integrated Studies/High Peaks Elementary
Casey Middle
Summit Middle
Fairview High   
Louisville Middle 
Nederland Middle-Senior High  
Southern Hills Middle (Sundolier™ active daylighting system)

BVSD Schools/Facilities with Real Time Energy Use Data
Fairview High​​

Casey Middle School designed to meet the highest LEED standards
Check out Casey Middle School! Casey was designed to the highest LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards, making it one of the greenest schools in the nation! Click here to learn more about the green features at Casey and to see live data from the building. 

Click here to see the final Environmental Instruction Manual for Casey Middle School. This manual was written by RB+B Architects to help students and staff understand and appreciate all of the efforts that went into the design and construction of the new Casey Middle School, with an emphasis on the school’s sustainable features.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Information

Solar panels at LEED Platinum Casey Middle School provide shade for bicycle parking.


Schools with Gardens
Arapahoe Campus High School (Garden, not in Growe)
Bear Creek Elementary
BCSIS Elementary
Casey Middle (Garden, not in Growe)
Coal Creek Elementary
Columbine Elementary
Community Montessori Elementary
Creekside Elementary
Crest View Elementary
Fireside Elementary
Flatirons Elementary
Foothill Elementary
High Peaks Elementary
Lafayette Elementary
Louisville Elementary
New Vista High School (Garden, not in Growe)
Mesa Elementary
Pioneer Bilingual (Garden, not in Growe)
Ryan Elementary
Superior Elementary
University Hill Elementary
Whittier International