Energy efficiency turns affordable housing into affordable living
Affordable housing is crucial to maintaining healthy communities and a sustainable local workforce. While there’s a lot happening in our region to increase supply, what’s most encouraging is the shift to a more refined approach where the goal is not just affordable housing but affordable living.
Several local projects are demonstrating how incorporating energy-efficient design and clean energy can lower utility bills and the total cost of occupancy. Read more...
County EV-readiness planning process launches
A working group of local transportation experts convened for the first time last week as part of a planning process designed to prepare Garfield County for an electric-vehicle future.
The group aims to produce an EV readiness and action plan by the end of the year that will guide the county on how to manage the long-term transition to electric transportation, where to install charging stations, and how to take maximum advantage of funding opportunities. Read more...
RFTA hotel conversion fills a gap – literally
PTACs (packaged terminal air conditioners) are an ancient, horribly inefficient technology, but they endure for a simple reason that you might not expect.
The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority has been reckoning with 42 of these bad boys at the Rodeway Inn in Glenwood Springs, which it purchased last fall to convert into employee housing. Read more...
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