- Facilities Management
- Sustainability Program in County Facilities
Sustainability Program in County Facilities
Facilities Management is dedicated to sustainability in the management of Jefferson County’s many buildings and facilities. We strive for sustainable use of resources to reduce our impact on the environment while simultaneously maximizing cost-containment.
In 2017, Facilities Management enhanced their commitment to sustainability by hiring a dedicated Sustainability Coordinator. In addition, the goals and strategies of the program were formalized in Facilities Management’s first Sustainability Plan. The focus areas of the Sustainability Program through 2020 are:
- Energy efficiency and renewable energy
- Water conservation
- Recycling and waste diversion
- Employee engagement
- Public outreach
Awards & Accomplishments
Solsmart Designation – Gold
SolSmart, a U.S. Department of Energy program aimed at helping communities increase use of solar power, awarded Jefferson County a Gold designation in 2017 as a national leader in advancing the development of solar energy. Jefferson County is one of only 40 counties across the nation to receive designation at the Gold level, the highest level awarded in the program.
Colorado Environmental Leadership Program – Bronze Achiever
Facilities Management was recognized in 2017 as an organization that goes above and beyond compliance with state and federal regulations, and as committed to continual environmental improvement. Through performance contracting, Facilities Management has implemented a variety of initiatives throughout Jefferson County facilities designed to save energy, save water, and generate renewable energy.
Xcel Energy® Partners in Energy
The Sustainability Coordinator is assisting the Jefferson County Sustainability Commission with the implementation of the Jeffco Energy Action Plan created through the Xcel Energy Partners in Energy offering, a community collaboration approved by the Board of County Commissioners in April 2017. The Energy Action Plan aims to help residents, commercial businesses, and county facilities save money on utility bills through energy and water efficiency and conservation measures. Jefferson County and Xcel Energy are pleased to work together to achieve our community goals. Check out the Sustainability Commission page for more information and recent developments of Partners in Energy.