Denver Energy Challenge Celebrates Past, Present and Future Savings Of Over $10 Million

Denver Energy Challenge Celebrates Past, Present and Future Savings Of Over $10 Million
June 12th event recognizes program achievements, participants and partners and announces next steps

Denver, CO- June 12, 2013- Denver Environmental Health’s Denver Energy Challenge staff, partners and participants will celebrate more than $10 million in energy savings and announce the program’s next steps at a recognition event from 4 to 6 p.m. June 12 at the Pepsi Center.

Denver’s Energy Challenge: Past, Present and Future, will highlight the culmination of grant funds utilized to build a program that has helped more than 6,260 homes and 1,260 businesses become more energy efficient since launching in 2010. The event will also provide the opportunity for the City to announce new expanded efforts to provide sustainability services for businesses and residents.

Attendees include speakers and representatives from the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, U.S. Department of Energy, Xcel Energy, EnergySmart in Boulder County, Colorado Energy Office, energy efficiency contractors, program partners and homes and businesses who reduced more than 49 million kilowatt hours (enough to power Red Rocks Amphitheatre for 55 years) and saved more than $10 million over the life of their upgrades.

The Denver Energy Challenge provides no-cost energy advising for residents and its low-cost energy loans are available for Denver residents and businesses to help increase energy efficiency and sustainability.

“Our partners are committing to real improvements in their communities by integrating energy efficiency into thousands of homes and businesses across the nation as a result of the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program,” said Danielle Sass Byrnett, Director of the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program, Building Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy. “Programs such as the Denver Energy Challenge are leading the way to a range of benefits, including new jobs and economic growth, increased energy security, reduced waste, and a cleaner environment for our families.”

For more information about the Denver Energy Challenge, visit www.DenverEnergy.org.

For more information about the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Neighborhood program, visit http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/betterbuildings/neighborhoods

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