News & Events

Still Have Old Lighting? Want LEDs? Its Not Too Late! - May 2017

You may have heard that rebates were no longer available for T12 lighting (which can no longer be manufactured in the U.S.). You heard right, but they’re back by popular demand...Read More

City of Boulder Ordinance? We'll Help You Comply - May 2017

If you’re in the city of Boulder, PACE is your resource for meeting new sustainability requirements. Our team will get you set up to comply with whichever ordinance affects you...Read More

It's Summer...Time to Slow the Flow - May 2017

The "Slow the Flow" program is helping area businesses review their current irrigation practices and is providing simple, highly effective fixes. Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE) and the Center for Resource Conservation (CRC) can send a skilled water technician to your property – at no cost to you...Read More

Take the Best for Colorado Challenge - May 2017

 Best for Colorado inspires and equips local businesses with the tools to measure and improve business practices that strengthen their bottom line and improve quality of life in their communities. Over 100 businesses have already completed the challenge during this inaugural year of Best for Colorado...Read More

New PACE Certification for Transportation - May 2017

PACE certification showcases to your customers and peers that your business has achieved a high level of environmental performance. Certified PACE Partners are eligible for various forms of community recognition. Let us help you share your sustainability success stories...Read More

Your Business Can Benefit from Carshare - May 2017

CarSharing is a more convenient type of car rental that can be used as little as 15 minutes, to a few hours, or for multiple days...Read More

Leave Your Car at Home and Win - Clean Air Challenge - May 2017

 Reduce ground-level ozone and greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging your employees to leave their cars at home one or more days a week during the high ozone months of July and August. Compete with other companies, and your employees could win...Read More

Bike to Work Day is Coming! - May 2017

It’s that time of year again – encourage your employees to join the party before and after work on June 28. Free breakfast and goodies are provided...Read More

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Does your business want to attract new customers? Offer more amenities to your employees?
In support of healthy and sustainable lifestyles, businesses can now get free bike racks and assistance with siting the racks on their property. If you are an interested business owner, please call 303-786-7223 or email  4/5/2017

Efficiency and Mobility for All
PACE has partnered with residential EnergySmart and the Transportation Department’s Mobility for All program to provide a presentation on how your employees can save money on home energy and transportation costs while improving their sustainability. Call a PACE Business Sustainability Advisor at 303-786-7223 to learn more or to schedule a presentation for your business. 2/2017

With help of PACE, John's Cleaners installs solar panels
Learn how John's Cleaners business owners, John and Wendy Ellwood, upgraded lighting, heating units and installed 140 panels using  PACE's Energy Rebate Program in this Daily Camera Article. 2/2017

Have you been considering an EV charging station for your business?
Contact PACE today if you're thinking about installing an electric vehicle charging station at your workplace in 2017. PACE advisors are available to provide more information, assist with charging station grant applications, help you navigate installing your station. Call a PACE Business Sustainability Advisor at 303-786-7223 to learn more. 2/2017

Additional rebates for upgrading T-12 fluorescents to LED's
PACE and EnergySmart are partnering with Xcel Energy to cover up to 60% of project costs for upgrading from T-12 fluorescents to LED's. Contact your PACE advisor today or call 303-786-7223. 11/2016

Free Irrigation Assessment
PACE is partnering with the Center for Resource Conservation (CRC) to bring skilled Water Conservation Specialists to your property to provide a detailed analysis of your system and suggestions for improving its efficiency and effectiveness. 3/2016

New Commercial EnergySmart Custom Efficiency Rebates!
Commercial property owners/managers or businesses located in the city of Boulder can now earn incentives for efficiency upgrades that are not a part of the existing prescriptive rebate program. Custom Efficiency rebates promote the implementation of electric and natural gas saving measures by reducing project costs.

This program is offered through the Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE) - EnergySmart Commercial Program, with funds from the City of Boulder’s Climate Action Plan tax. Pre-approval is required, contact your PACE Advisor TODAY! 1/2016

PACE Introduces Transportation Advising and New Rebates
For 2016, PACE is excited to announce that advisor services now includes sustainable transportation resources, such as assisting business owners in finding grants for electric vehicle charging stations, helping to set-up transit passes for your employees and more. PACE has also launched a new round of rebates for energy upgrades as well as waste and water incentives to help businesses save energy & money, divert waste and conserve water.

Call a PACE Business Sustainability Advisor at 303.786.7223 to learn more about all the new 2016 offerings!

Lafayette Honors Green Businesses 
The City of Lafayette partnered with PACE to recognize local businesses who are making sustainable strides in the areas of energy, waste, water and transportation. 41 businesses were recognized for their efforts. Read more in the Colorado Hometown Weekly article. 2016

FREE Pre-rinse Spray Valves
While supplies last, PACE will install a free high-efficiency pre-rinse spray valve (used to rinse dishes before they are put into the dishwasher) to help restaurants, worship facilities, and commercial kitchens save water, energy, and MONEY! Contact your PACE advisor today or call 303-786-7223. 2016

Countywide Waste Reduction Rebates and Incentives
To enhance recycling and compost collection, businesses in Boulder County are eligible to receive up to $300 towards the purchase of interior recycling and composting bins. This offer is first-come, first-serve so don't delay. Call a PACE Business Sustainability Advisor at 303-786-7223 or email 2016

Lighting and Efficiency Rebates Available for a Limited Time
This year, more than 50 businesses have taken advantage of $240,000 in rebates through PACE. 30 percent bonus lighting and refrigeration system rebates through Xcel Energy and lucrative efficiency rebates through Longmont Power and Communications are still available. Incentives are available for a limited time. Call PACE at 303-786-7223 or email or answer a few questions about your current business practices and goals to get started today. 2016

The Mountain-Ear features PACE - June 8, 2016
"The Town of Nederland is partnering with Boulder County's Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE) to help local businesses become more energy and water efficient." Read the whole article.

KGNU Radio interviews PACE - May 5, 2016
Listen to the 5-minute interview with Lea Yancey, PACE spokesperson and Boulder County community sustainability specialist.

Daily Camera spotlight on PACE- March 22, 2016
PACE has re-launched this year as a one-stop shop for technical advice, rebates, incentives and certification for business sustainability. "The concept behind the rebranding is to streamline those services and allow businesses to access anything they need related to sustainability under a single roof," Crouse said. Read the whole article.

PACE featured on Inside Boulder News
Watch the news from March 20, 2015

10 for Change transitions to PACE
Many of you have worked with us to streamline sustainability services and make it easier for you to access advising, do-it-yourself resources and financial incentives. As part of this effort, the 10forChange program is transitioning into the newly expanded PACE service. 2015

A big thank you to each business and organization that has participated in 10forChange since its inception in 2008. We look forward to continuing to support you in achieving your sustainability goals as PACE Partners! 2015

Justin's starts composting
In its quest to deliver high-quality nut butter and nutrition to the public, Justin's is growing fast and so is its waste stream. Justin's worked with Business Sustainability Advisor Leigh Cushing to identify opportunities, create custom signage, access a $250 incentive towards new bins and set up a strategy for recycling and composting for the company. Working with PACE has reignited the conversation about sustainable packaging at the company and Justin's is currently working towards zero waste certification through PACE.

"I think it is really amazing that PACE has been able to step in and help us meet our sustainability goals. Our Advisor Leigh assisted us every step of the way. We really feel like we have a partner to meet our mission," said Justin Gold, Founder of Justin's. 2015

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