Where Aurora Public Schools showcases YOUR conservation efforts to redirect wasted utility $'s back into your classroom!

Marcus Harper leads the Energy & Building Optimization through collaboration with the DMC/DDC Controls Team. The focus of this group of highly-skilled professionals is to ensure comfort and energy savings through rigorous and regular monitoring and improvements within our sites.  

Through student-led efforts, cutting-edge technology, and expert HVAC troubleshooting, our district has generated more than $1.5 million (and counting!) in energy cost avoidance since 2014. For independent validation of district progress toward its DOE Better Buildings Challenge goal to reduce energy use by 20% by 2023, please visit the following website. https://betterbuildingssolutioncenter.energy.gov/partners/aurora-public-schools

At APS, we promote behavior change by helping students identify project-based learning opportunities to study, facilitate and replicate resource conservation best practices throughout their schools and communities. For a description of the proven methodology adopted by APS to incentivize schools for their student's engagement efforts toward promoting a more sustainable learning environment and community, please reference the following US Department of Energy link. https://betterbuildingssolutioncenter.energy.gov/implementation-models/innovations-incentivizing-energy-conservation

For additional information please contact:

Marcus Harper, Energy and Building Optimization Coordinator


303-367-3000 ext. 28644 - office



For emergency or after-hours work order requests, please call  303-326-1199 or extension 28300.

Questions, assistance, work status, estimates, and non-emergency needs.

As the Coordinator of Energy and Optimization, Marcus Harper is the primary contact for all maintenance needs throughout the District. Marcus can be reached at extension 28644 or by e-mail at maharper@aurorak12.org. 

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