Oil, gas and coal have gotten us this far, but as they run out, we have
to learn to conserve and use more renewable resources. That's why the City
is involved in the following projects, programs and initiatives:
Energy Efficient City Buildings: City staff has worked hard
over recent years to minimize the cost of energy in its buildings and operations
and constantly seeks funding to help convert older systems to increase
efficiency. The City recently received a $400,000 State “New Energy Communities”
grant, which will help replace older, obsolete heating and ventilation equipment
in City buildings.
Energy Efficiency & Conservation Strategy:
Greeley has also been awarded $870,000 in federal energy funds to help refine
its community conservation strategy. Again, reducing energy use in City
buildings, equipment, and services is top of the list, followed by developing
renewable energy practices and improvements. The new equipment and improvements
will save tax dollars through energy savings of 20 to 75 percent.
Waste to Energy Grant: The City was awarded a New Energy Economic
Development (NEED) grant from the governor’s Energy Office in April of this year
to conduct a Phase 1 Engineering and Business Feasibility study to determine the
best available technology and the economic feasibility of operating a
bio-digester capable of converting waste to energy. The report is
scheduled for completion in November and will provide an analysis of waste feed
stock, anaerobic digester technology, capital costs, energy revenues, and
funding sources available for renewable energy projects. The report will
be made available on the City’s website sometime in mid November.
Weatherization funds for homeowners: low and no interest
rate loans are available to help qualified homeowners make improvements to their
homes to reduce energy waste. Attic insulation, roof repairs, window and
appliance replacement are the kinds of items that can be funded. Homeowners can
start saving on energy bills right away by making a number of small but very
significant home improvements through this program.
Transit (GET) provides a variety of ways for you to get around town
while leaving your car at home. Bus services include regular routes around
the Greeley/Evans area, an express route to Loveland, call-a-ride programs and
special deals for seniors, students and disabled. Download a
rider guide here or
visit the GET website for more info.
Greeley gREeNEWAL Program:
City of Greeley recently received funds through the federal ARRA program to
undertake energy efficiency and conservation projects in the community.
Some of the funds are being used to improve energy efficiency in several city
facilities. These projects will enhance on-going efforts to reduce heating and
cooling costs through the use of less electricity and gas with the added
environmental benefit of reducing air pollution. The balance of the funds is
being offered to owners of commercial buildings located within the City's
Redevelopment District through the Greeley gREeNEWAL™ Program.
gREeNEWAL Loan Application:
Application for Energy Audit Rebate:
Eligible Commercial Energy Efficiency and Conservation Projects:
Greeley gREeNEWAL Process Flow Chart:
Greeley Redevelopment District Map:
Greeley gREeNEWAL FAQs:
Enviro-tips: (coming soon)