Together with PACE, Boulder County businesses achieved
Partners for a Clean Environment is your one-stop-shop for business sustainability in Boulder County.
Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE) provides free expert advisor services and financial incentives to help businesses measure their energy, waste, water, and transportation achievements. PACE Partners are businesses committed to supporting a strong economy, implementing environmentally sustainable practices and demonstrating leadership in our community.
PACE can help all kinds of workers advance environmental performance goals.
- For businesses: our expert business sustainability advisors support you in using energy and water more efficiently, reducing waste and finding better transportation options for your employees.
- For property owners or managers: our advisors assist you in better supporting your tenants and their workspace needs.
- For contractors: our advisors can connect you with resources and incentives for more efficient technologies.
The Emerson School, constructed in 1885, was designed by Robert Roeschlaub, Colorado’s pioneering architect renowned for his innovative school designs. Jim Linberg, Senior Policy Director for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, spearheaded the reclamation of this historic structure. He implemented efficient technology aimed at minimizing the building’s carbon footprint and reducing energy costs. Utilizing a ground source geothermal system, the building harnesses heat from the Earth’s core to generate power and regulate temperature. Unlike traditional methods, reliant on fossil fuel combustion, geothermal energy from the Earth’s constant heat production offers a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative. The Emerson School stands as a notable example of the transformative potential of renewable energy systems.
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