Energy & Environmental Management

Department Overview

Energy & Environmental Management coordinates projects relating to utilities, sustainability, and environmental safety including cost, usage, safety, and efficiency. The department educates students, staff, and the community about the importance of environmental stewardship and the conservation of our natural resources.

Energy Management

Through a direct digital control (DDC) system, Energy Management remotely coordinates the scheduling of air movement and lights throughout the district, allowing for a reduction in district energy use and a savings in energy costs.  To find additional ways to conserve, Energy Management tracks usage, conducts site energy audits, and manages energy efficient projects and initiatives at all district sites.

Primary Contact: Trudy Trimbath, 970-490-3502, ttrimbath@psdschools.org

  • Member of CASDEM
  • Commissioning/retrocommissioning
  • Energy efficiency in schools
  • Water use tracking
  • Energy Star information and awards
  • Energy tracking and energy audits
  • Utility billing and coordination

Environmental & Safety Coordination

Working with state and county officials, Environmental & Safety Coordination organizes all fire and health inspections with district sites, and also ensures all fire codes, health codes, and environmental compliance regulations are followed.  Environmental & Safety Coordination also manages the district single-stream recycling program and currently has full-scale hot composting at 11 schools and vermicomposting (composting with worms) at 2 schools and 1 district office building.

Primary Contact: John Holcombe, 970-490-3497, jholcomb@psdschools.org

  • Colorado Organizations Aiding in Disaster member
  • Environmental compliance
  • Fire code, drills, and inspections
  • Health inspections
  • Workplace safety