EnergyLink Expands to Denver, Colorado!

After months of planning, researching, and discussion, EnergyLink is expanding to Denver, Colorado!

Personnel of EnergyLink have already been working in the Denver and Colorado areas getting everything ready for the official start date at the new office on August 1st.

With the expansion into Colorado, specifically Denver, EnergyLink has its eyes set on helping improve the city’s sustainability goals.

Energize Denver

Energize Denver, an initiative announced by the City and County of Denver, aims to improve the energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily buildings in Denver by 10% by the end of 2020 and double that the following decade.

The initiative will make Denver a national leader in energy-efficient buildings and result in wins for the local economy.

It is estimated that getting the private sector to invest $340 million in improving energy efficiency in Denver’s buildings would result in $1.3 billion in energy savings over 10 years and would create 340 good, local, permanent jobs.

Energize Denver aims to unlock these opportunities by building upon the programs already in place today.

It was officially announced on December 3, 2015.

Overview

The Energize Denver will start with the formation of the Energize Denver Task Force, which will bring together stakeholders to evaluate building efficiency programs and policies that will help Denver become a globally competitive leader in energy efficiency.

The task force will develop actions to meet the following goal: Reduce the energy consumption of commercial and multifamily buildings by 10% by the end of 2020 and double that in the following decade.

Based on the task force’s work, the City of Denver will develop and implement new building efficiency programs and policies.

Summary

The task force will evaluate strategies laid out in Denver’s climate action plan, as well as other strategies brought forward by stakeholders.

The group also will examine how the City’s actions can unlock the potential for lower energy bills for businesses and residents in Denver, as well as the economic opportunity for local building owners to realize lower operating expenses and increased building value.

In the spring and summer of 2016, the task force will broaden its reach, seeking public input on its proposed solutions so that those who are not task force members can learn about Energize Denver’s work, ask questions, and offer advice.

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