Almost all commercial buildings and industrial and agricultural operations in
Colorado have areas of energy waste that can be greatly reduced by practical
energy-efficiency upgrades. In a number of cases, enhancements to energy systems
can improve comfort and productivity, as well as save energy and money.
The aim of the Energy Efficiency Guide for Colorado Businesses is to point out
opportunities for Colorado businesses to improve the energy efficiency of their
buildings and operations, and help Colorado businesses obtain assistance in
identifying and implementing energy efficiency projects. Why
should businesses in Colorado care about energy efficiency?
To get started, click on the links below - it's as simple as that!
- Recommendations by Sector:
In this section we discuss reduce energy use in eight key
commercial sectors, four key industrial sectors, and the
- Energy Efficiency Measures:
Energy efficiency measures do not operate in isolation from
one another. Here we discuss key energy efficiency measures,
and how a whole-building perspective can yield
cost-effective and efficient performance for the long term.
Contracting and Energy Service Companies (ESCOs):
Everything you need to know about energy performance
contracting and energy service companies - and how they can
work together to help you improve your facility's energy
- Program Profiles:
Learn about the various programs that can provide you with
the financial and/or technical assistance you need to
implement energy efficiency improvements in your business or
- Case Studies:
Colorado businesses are seeing the benefits of energy
efficiency. Read case studies that explain how.
- Glossary of Energy
Terms: Confused about ASHRAE, kWh, or heating degree
days? The glossary will help set you straight.