The Town of Silverthorne recognizes the importance of increasing energy efficiency and minimizing the waste of natural resources to preserve our environment and ensure the long-term viability of our town. The Town is also supportive of voluntary guidance to businesses, particularly in the form of incentives to encourage business success and economic development.
The purpose of the Silverthorne Energy Smart Business Program is to assist businesses with technical energy and waste audits, and to provide recommendations for upgrades that are specific to each business. In conjunction with the High Country Conservation Center, the Town will also provide cash incentives to complete the recommended upgrades. Please see the 2016 Brochure on this program!
The program speaks to the bottom-line. Businesses are given a cash incentive to complete upgrades. In addition, audits provide calculations for potential monetary, energy and waste savings, as well as simple payback for any improvements. The program provides local technical support and coaching. Without appropriate follow-up, audits often go unused. Business owners will be supported throughout the process from audit, to tracking and upgrade.
For complete details on this program please click here.
Below are business participants from 2012 to 2015:
|Peak Performance Imaging||Going Paperless, outreach & education|
|Sanitary Supply Corps||Green Cleaning, outreach & education|
|Pearl Izumi||Lighting Upgrade|
|High Country Business Center||Lighting Upgrade|
|All Valley Storage||Lighting Upgrade|
|Bakers Brewery||Upgrades to building insulation, air sealing, and lighting|
|FIRC||Air Sealing upgrade to food pantry|
|Horse Cents Thrift Store||Lighting Upgrades|
|JH Mountain Auto Services||Weatherization upgrade on building|
|Neils Lunceford||Composting Project|
|Sunshine Cafe||Changed purchasing policy for compostable to-go containers|
|Blue Valley Ski and Snowboard||Recycling - cardboard; contributed to a 6 c.y. shared dumpster|
|Dominoes||Recycling - cardboard; contributed to a 6 c.y. shared dumpster|
|First Bank||Purchased compostable supplies|
|High Country Healing||Recycling - cardboard; contributed to a 6 c.y. shared dumpster|
|Restore||Air sealing upgrade|
|Plain Jane Liquors||Recycling - cardboard; contributed to a 6 c.y. shared dumpster|
|Quiznos||Recycling - cardboard; contributed to a 6 c.y. shared dumpster|
|Waste Management||Air sealing upgrade|
|Alpine Earth Center||Lighting upgrade|
|Blue Moon Bakery||Cardboard recycling - increased waste diversion by 50%|
|Bomber Industries||Reviewed waste systems and increased recycling by 50%|
|Locals Liquor/Peak Provisions||All products compostable, and added compost pick up|
|Red Buffalo Coffee and Tea||Lighting upgrade and new zero waste policy|
|Quality Inn||Lighting upgrade; added recycling on each floor|