Energy Savings for Schools

Pomona High School in Arvada, Colorado

Program Successes

  • 54 schools enrolled
  • $1.5M projects funded
  • 3.5M kWh saved
  • 200k Therms Saved
  • 12.5M Gallons of Water Saved


The Colorado Energy Office’s (CEO) Energy Savings for Schools program (ESS) provides technical resources for rural and low-income schools across Colorado. The program provides a consolidated platform for all of CEO’s K-12 supported programs and includes a free energy audit, preliminary renewable energy assessment, technical support and energy coaching, and implementation support for identifying funding and financing options for completing projects. Schools also are connected to other resources that can help them meet their energy goals. The ESS program collaborates with school staff to achieve measurable savings and create sustainable energy programs.


ESS helps schools implement energy efficiency measures and leverage low- to no-cost options to pay for upgrades that yield long-term benefits. Schools reap the benefits of lower monthly utility bills and higher classroom comfort and safety, and students increase their energy literacy and gain a valuable understanding of how their behaviors influence consumption of resources.


ESS also connects school districts to other K-12 programs supported by CEO including:

For More Information about ESS

If you have questions or would like to get started with ESS, please contact Michael Turner, Colorado Energy Office, at