Preserving the health and sustainability of our climate has been valued by the Boulder community for many years. It is important that the city leads by example and does its part to reduce the community's energy consumption and GHG emissions .
The city Facilities and Fleet division continuously evaluates strategies to meet the energy needs of the city organization at the lowest cost, including conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Facilities and Fleet's general policy is to complete energy-saving projects that have a payback of five years or less and to purchase hybrid and high-efficiency vehicles, where possible. The Energy Performance Contract (EPC) completed in 2013 included energy-efficient indoor and outdoor lighting, occupancy sensors that control lighting, and HVAC system upgrades. The new HVAC and lighting systems use less energy and are designed to last longer.