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City of Boulder Department of Climate Inititatives


What we've accomplished

  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions  21% below 2005  levels despite population and job growth
  • Achieved SmartRegs compliance in 96% of rental homes and apartments 
  • Achieved  50% diversion of waste from our landfills
  • Developed over  44MW of local solar installations
  • Installed capacity to generate 16MW of hydroelectricity  at seven hydroelectric facilities throughout the city’s water system
  • Installed  46 public electric vehicle charging stations
  • Reduced city organization emissions 40% below 2008 levels
  • Distributed $890,000 in Solar Grants
  • Funded $496,000 in innovation grants through the Boulder Energy Challenge
  • Founded and participates in the  Colorado Coalition for Climate Action (CC4CA)   to build momentum for climate policy at the state and federal levels
  • Advised 2,400 and counting businesses on energy and waste, with about half of those businesses pursuing energy upgrades that resulted in  17,000 MTCO2 savings annually
  • Advised  11,500 and counting residential units  on energy efficiency options, with 4,600 units receiving energy upgrades equating to 9,000 MTCO2 in annual savings
  • Became a Platinum Solar-Friendly Community
  • Invested more than $16,000,000 in emissions-reducing programs and services since 2012

Updated October 2020


Contact Us

Address Phone Email Director of Climate Initiatives

1101 Arapahoe Ave.

Boulder, CO 80302


[email protected] 

Jonathan Koehn

[email protected]