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.

Energy Consulting for Member GovernmentsGarfield Clean Energy member governments lead by example, making clean energy investments to improve operations and save taxpayer dollars.Member governments also benefit from custom energy consulting with CLEER’s team of experts in energy efficiency, facility management and renewable energy.Services provided to member governments include:Annual energy reviews with facility managers and decision-makers.Policies

SolSmart for Garfield Clean Energy member governmentsSolSmart is a national designation program recognizing cities, counties and regional organizations that foster the development of local solar markets. The goal of SolSmart is to make it faster, easier and more affordable to go solar, while helping local governments bring new business to their community, promote economic growth