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The City of Durango is taking the following steps to reduce energy consumption to save money and reduce our carbon footprint: 

  • 100% of the power that the city purchases is green power through LPEA's Just One Block Program.
  • The City produces 3% of its total power through on-site generation of renewable energy.
  • Methane gas is converted into electric energy at the City's Wastewater Treatment Plant.
  • The The Wastewater Treatment Plant's digester is used to heat water for the building.
  • Synthetic oils that are recovered from the City fleet are used to heat the Maintenance Shop. 
  • The city also burns fleet-generating waste oil to heat warehouse. 
  • Motion-detecting lighting is installed at some City facilities. 
  • Purchasing policies encourage the energy efficient office equipment. 
  • Lighting is being retrofitted to LED for some City facilities.
  • HVAC systems are updated in yearly budget process.
  • The City utilizes an active energy tracking system for all City facility energy use. 
  • Partners in the State Electronic Challenge (SEC)

2015 Energy Efficiency Discounts and Incentives

The City of Durango is offering energy efficiency discounts and incentives to City residents and businesses available through a community block grant which is administered by the Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency (4CORE).

In 2015,  City is providing a $100 discount toward 50 residential energy assessments, and a $200 discount for 25 business energy assessments. Additional matching funds of up to $500 will be available for 20 homes and businesses to implement energy efficiency upgrades that are recommended as part of the energy assessments. 

This program is offered on a first come first serve basis; interested residents and businesses should contact the 4CORE HomeRx Program at 970-259-1916 or  for more information. 

Contact Info

Amber Blake
Director of Transportation & Sustainability

Transit Center
250 W. 8th St. 
Durango, CO 81301

(970) 375-5061