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Local Sustainability Resources and Programming

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Nominate a Louisville business for the 2017 Louisville Green Business People's Choice Award!

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The City of Louisville is working towards a more sustainable future for the natural environment and our community. This is guided by the current Sustainability Action Plan, developed by the Sustainability Advisory Board and adopted by City Council in November 2016. If you have any ideas, concerns or questions, please feel free to reach out to the City’s Sustainability SpecialistLearn more about the City of Louisville's recent sustainability efforts here.

The Louisville Sustainability Series

As a result of a recent poll on www.EngageLouisvilleCO.org, the City of Louisville held a Sustainability Series in the Louisville Library to address top sustainability interests in the City.

  • Session 1: Energy & Money - Monday, September 18, 2017  View the presentation
  • Session 2: Louisville Commute Options - Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - View shutterstock_749778565the presentation
  • Session 3: The Louisville Water System - Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - presentation forthcoming.
  • Special Session: The Lafayette/Louisville Solar Session - Saturday, October 21, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Lafayette Library. 

Boulder County Sustainability

Boulder County Sustainability is a comprehensive resource for resident and business programs related to sustainability. Visit www.BoulderCountyDeals.org to learn about available deals.

  • Bike Racks - While supplies last, Boulder County and the City of Louisville are offering business owners free bike racks. Contact info@PACEpartners.com.

Climate and Energy

The City of Louisville is responding to climate change impacts. On July 5, 2017, Louisville's City Council advanced its commitment to a healthy and sustainable community by voting to adopt Resolution 34-2017 in support of the Paris Climate Agreement.

  • Louisville Energy Stars: Through a facilitated engagement process in partnership with Xcel Energy, the City developed the Energy Stars brand for programs that promote energy efficiency and support the City’s Sustainability Action Plan. Read the Louisville Energy Action Plan developed with Xcel Partners in Energy here. View the Louisville Energy Stars Flyer to learn more about resources to help residents create a sustainable future.
  • EnergySmart: A service that helps homes in all communities in Boulder County become more comfortable and energy efficient.  An expert Energy Advisor can answer questions, help prioritize projects, connect residents with qualified contractors, find and apply for incentives and low-cost financing, and make energy upgrades easier and more affordable. Current/recent programs include:
    • Low Interest Energy Loans - EnergySmart and Elevations Credit Union are working together to offer Elevations Energy Loans to homes and businesses. Learn More.
    • Energy Efficiency Discounts - 50% off energy upgrades and discounted energy audits for income qualified homeowners. More here.
  • Xcel Energy 2017-2018 Business Program Summary
  • Xcel Energy 2017-2018 Residential Rebate Summary Sheet
  • Home Energy Squad (available on the Xcel Energy store)
  • Energy Saver: National energy savings resources
  • Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP): A program that assists low-income families and individuals with their heating costs. The program runs from November 1 through April 30 each year.
  • Weatherization Assistance Program: Free weatherization improvements are available to income-qualified homeowners and renters through Longs Peak Energy Conservation (LPEC).

Water Conservation and Quality

Solid Waste and Recycling

Transportation

Please visit the Transportation Page to learn more about transit options in Louisville. Also, be sure and check out the City Sustainability page to see what transportation sustainability measures the City has taken so far.

Local Food and Agriculture

Business Sustainability

    Communities across Boulder County are taking action for sustainability and Louisville is a part of it!

     

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