Rocky Mountain Chapter

The geographical area served consists of the State of Colorado and Wyoming.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Carla Cummins

Chapter Event

Thursday, February 27, 2020
4:00-6:00 pm
OfficeScapes Market Street Studio
1445 Market St, Denver, CO 80202

Green Schools Call-to-Action Roundtable Discussion

This past Green Schools Summit discussed various call-to-actions we can all do to help make our learning environments better for the planet and the people they serve. Let’s get together to discuss the top five provocative topics that came out of the Summit. Each attendee will spend 15-20 minutes discussing each topic with a roundtable guide and group of attendees. The five topics are:
  • Electrifying schools
  • Cafeteria food sourcing
  • EV & Battery storage
  • Owner conversations: flipping the script to what they care about
  • Zero waste

Appetizers and beverages will be available!

Members: Free
Non-members: $15


Rescheduled Tour & Presentation

March 31, 2020
3:30 – 7:00 PM
Chinook Trails Middle School
9750 Grand Lawn Circle
Colorado Springs, CO 80924

Chinook Trail
The school is the first new stand-alone middle school for Academy District 20 in over 20 years and was the largest project in the 2016 bond. Through a community design workshop process, it was determined that the building should focus on project based learning, student wellness and connections to nature. The building was designed utilizing WELL Building criteria with an emphasis on healthy and positive spaces. Utilizing the middle school team concept, classroom clusters are built around project-based learning labs that offer opportunities for teaming, collaboration and small group work.

Joining us for networking, presentation about incorporating Project Based Learning and Design Thinking into school curriculum.


3:30 – 4:00 PM Arrive and network
4:00 – 5:00 PM Presentation by Tom Andrews the principal at Chinook Trails focused on his research into Project Based Learning, Design Thinking and how he has interwoven those into curriculum for the school. Also available to be a part of that conversation is Henry Reitwiesner from Academy 20, Brian Calhoun from RTA and Jack Mousseau from MOA.
5:00 – 6:30 PM Tour of the facility with Tom, Academy 20, MOA, RTA and Bryan Construction.

This is a FREE event, please RSVP.

Registration will be opening soon.

Thank you to our Sponsors!
Bryan Construction RTA Architects


2020 Annual Regional Conference

Evolving Environments April 22-24, 2020
Evolving Environments: Learning in Las Vegas
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, NV

Call for speakers
Conference registration
Sponsorship opportunities

Energy Savings for Schools Program

Energy Resources for Rural Schools
Ideas. Support. Savings.
FREE On-site energy and water audits from a team of experts
FREE Evaluation of renewable energy opportunities
FREE Technical support and energy coaching
FREE Implementation support and help identifying existing funding and financing options to get projects completed
FREE Recognition for your school's efforts and opportunities to engage students

Why your school should participate in the Program:
  • Reap tangible energy, water, and cost savings
  • Easy and seamless with minimal school staff requirements
  • Benefit from one-stop-shop services customized for rural schools to get projects implemented
  • Build your energy management knowledge by connecting and exchanging ideas with peer schools
  • Improve your school's learning environment with better lighting, heating, and cooling
  • Be recognized for your efforts and share your story with your community and beyond

Click here for FAQs about the program.

Learn more today! Getting started is easy. To learn more contact the program manager, Susan Blythe.
970.207.0058 ext: 310

Chapter Newsletter

January 2020

Upcoming Events

April 22-24, 2020
Annual Region Conference

April 30 – May 1, 2020
Rocky Mountain Green
Hyatt Regency Denver
Denver, CO

Rocky Mountain Chapter President's Award

The Chapter has renamed the President's Award after the late Bob Matschulat. Bob was an esteemed member of the Association and the Rocky Mountain Chapter.

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