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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)

Contact Info

Amber Blake
Director of Transportation & Sustainability

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

(970) 375-5061
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