Rifle, already on the map as a Western Slope hot spot for solar energy, continues to push the envelope. The planned Garfield County Education Center, due to break ground this summer near the Rifle fairgrounds, is demonstrating how designing energy efficiency and clean energy into a project from the start can produce an affordable, nearly-net-zero building.

What do an automotive service center and an outdoor clothing and equipment store have in common? Energy savings – and rebates. 

Grease Monkey and Factory Outdoor in South Glenwood Springs recently completed projects that will reduce their energy use and costs for years to come. Both businesses took advantage of Glenwood Springs Electric’s Sustainability Program to make the work easier and the payback quicker.