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February, 2024

Energy savings make Rifle housing project doubly affordable

It was hugs and smiles all around at the dedication ceremony for the first two units of the Wapiti Commons affordable housing project in Rifle earlier this month. Habitat for Humanity leaders handed over house keys to the Lauffer and Quintana families while scores of Habitat workers, volunteers, donors and local dignitaries cheered.

Housing at Wapiti Commons will be affordable not only to buy but also to live in, thanks to an ongoing partnership between Garfield Clean Energy and Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley to make the buildings as energy-efficient as possible. Read more...

ReEnergize now taking applications for 2024 funding

Our popular ReEnergize Garfield County program, which provides financial aid for home energy-efficiency upgrades, is back for 2024! A family of four earning up to $148,800 can get $2,000+ for recommended measures that will lower their utility bills and make their homes healthier and more comfortable.

The program has increased funding this year, but don't wait to apply because much of the funding has already been committed to applicants who were waitlisted last year. Read more...

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Garfield County Libraries join Team GCE

Welcome to the newest affiliate member of Garfield Clean Energy: Garfield County Libraries! The district was a member of GCE prior to 2015, and is committed to GCE's goals and looks forward to advancing its clean energy vision. Learn more about Garfield Clean Energy's governance here.

Holy Cross monthly charges increasing

Starting in April, Holy Cross Energy will increase its monthly customer charge for residential accounts by $4, to $16. The utility says the hike is necessary because "the cost of delivering electricity has increased faster than we have been able to reduce the cost of the electricity itself." The monthly charge for small commercial customers will increase by $2 and for large commercial customers by $34. Learn more here.

March 20 professional training on IECC 2021

Architects and other building professionals: Garfield Clean Energy and CLEER will present a free professional training on what's new for multifamily construction in the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) 2021 at the Glenwood Springs Library on March 20. This is the most recent international energy code and has been adopted by Glenwood Springs and New Castle, with Carbondale hoping to adopt it soon. For more information, email Heidi.

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