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Energy and Environmental Sustainability
Discount Solar Program for Lafayette Residents!
Have you ever thought about going solar? Now is the time! Lafayette residents have access to a limited-time program that makes solar energy available to residents cheaper and easier through group buying.

Now through the end of October, Lafayette, in partnership with neighboring communities throughout the Front Range, is launching a solar group-purchasing program for local homeowners, which allows the solar industry to offer more competitive pricing.

To learn more about the program and to sign up, please visit: PROGRAM DETAILS

Discount Solar

Energy Smart   Special energy incentives available for Lafayette residents!
Special incentives for energy efficiency upgrades are now available to residents in Lafayette. A $100 limited-time bonus rebate, as well as efficient LED lighting or programmable thermostats, are being offered on a first-come, first-served basis to assist Lafayette homeowners to save energy, money and time. When this special incentive is combined with other EnergySmart and Xcel rebates, residents may enjoy up to $450 in savings. PROGRAM DETAILS

Lafayette Businesses:  Apply for the City of Lafayette’s 2015 Green Business Recognition Program
Investing in sustainable business practices helps your business save money and show your customers that your business is committed to the health and environment of the local community. We’d like to recognize businesses for their investments and contributions to the economic vitality of our community. PROGRAM DETAILS

This year, the City of Lafayette and LESAC are collaborating with Boulder County’s Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE) and Xcel to offer recognition and resources. There are many ways to increase the sustainability of your business. A PACE Business Sustainability Advisor is available to help you identify opportunities, find rebates and contractors, and even help fill out this Recognition Application, at no cost to your business.

Recognition will include $2500 in valuable energy efficient prizes and a drawing for Denver Bronco tickets for all eligible participants!

PACE  Xcel Energy

EDF Climate Corps Fellow to Develop Lafayette Carbon Accounting Plan
EDF Climate Corps transforms the way organizations use energy by pairing fellows—top graduate students from the nation’s leading universities—with companies, cities, schools and public institutions to identify, measure and implement high-value ways to save energy, carbon emissions and money.

Lafayette Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC) decided to take advantage of this program and hired EDF Fellow, Katie Eisenbrown, for the summer of 2015. Over the summer, Katie developed a Lafayette’s Carbon Accounting Plan by identifying relevant emissions sources and putting systems in place to track energy and sustainability goals. She also worked with neighboring municipalities to allow for a regional approach to GHG emissions quantification. Katie is an MBA student at the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business focused on energy and sustainability. Her passion for sustainability and background in corporate GHG measurement and reporting made her a perfect fit to work with LESAC on this project.

EDF Climate Corps has worked with over 300 organizations since the program’s launch in 2008, finding an average of $1 million in energy savings for each participating organization. Collectively, the program has uncovered enough energy savings to power 260,000 homes each year and save $1.4 billion in energy costs. For more information go to the website:

EDF Climate Corps

City Committees
The Lafayette Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC) was formed to audit city facilities and determine areas to be addressed

Waste Reduction Advisory Committee (WRAC) strives to promote waste reduction through a number of methods.

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