Aspen Energy Challenge
Aspen is a semifinalist competing for the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize!
We Can’t Thank You Enough!
Thank you for being a bright light for energy efficiency! While we await semi-finalist results from the two-year Georgetown University Energy Prize that Aspen has been competing in, we’d like to share our appreciation for all you’ve done so far to save energy.
Lowering carbon pollution is a goal we will continue to aim for, no matter the outcome of the Energy Prize. We’re going to keep the momentum — and the savings — going. Watch for the launch of a new movement come March. We can’t wait to continue down this path to a new energy future with you.
The Aspen Energy Challenge Team
Why It Matters: You, Aspen, and the Environment
When saving energy is part of your everyday routine, you can help yourself, the community, and the environment. You will be doing your part to move toward a clean energy future. You will improve Aspen’s chances of winning the $5 million “Georgetown University Energy Prize,” locally known as the “Aspen Energy Challenge,” which will be re-invested in the community. And your energy conservation efforts will help the community achieve its goal of reducing Aspen’s greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2020, which will lessen the Earth’s carbon pollution. Together, we will create a stronger and healthier community!
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In Order for Aspen to Win, We Need Everyone’s Participation!
Why save energy? Energy improvements can make your home safer and more comfortable, reduce your environmental impact and help you save on your utility bills.
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What is the Georgetown University Energy Prize and Why is it Important?
WHAT: Aspen is competing in the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a national energy efficiency competition with a $5 Million Prize that will be awarded to the top contender based on energy savings and community involvement. Locally, this effort is referred to as the “Aspen Energy Challenge.”
Aspen is currently in 2nd place in this national competition!
WHO: You! Your friends! Your neighbors! More technically, anyone in the “Aspen Emissions Boundary”
- Organizing entities include The City of Aspen, SourceGas, Holy Cross Energy, and Energy Smart Colorado at the Community Office for Resource.
- Aspen is one of fifty communities competing. Click here to find out what other communities we are up against!
WHEN: January 2015 – December 2016
HOW: Electricity consumption and natural gas usage in Aspen’s homes, schools, and municipal buildings will be calculated for 2015 and 2016 and compared to usage in 2013 and 2014.
WHY: Energy efficiency improvements empower individuals to take control of their utility bills, make their homes, schools or places of employment healthier and more comfortable, and reduce their environmental impact.
By making these improvements, individuals are helping themselves, and helping Aspen’s chances of winning $5,000,000, which will be invested back in the community. In addition to improving Aspen’s chances of winning the Prize, energy conservation efforts will help the City achieve its goal of reducing Aspen’s greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2020, led by the Canary Initiative.