Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
The Planning Department, in collaboration with the Housing Advisory Board, has introduced the Energy Efficiency Rebate Program. This program aims to incentivize homeowners to upgrade their appliances to energy-efficient models. By offering rebates for these upgrades, the City encourages residents to make sustainable choices that not only reduce energy consumption but also contribute to long-term cost savings. The Energy Efficiency Rebate Program demonstrates the City's commitment to supporting residents in their efforts to reduce energy usage and promote a greener community.
Investment Grade Audit
The City of Manitou Springs has selected a vendor to perform an investment grade audit (IGA) and develop an Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) Project. This initiative is guided by a Memorandum of Understanding with the Colorado Energy Office (CEO). The goals of the project include evaluating facilities for energy and water efficiency upgrades, conducting an IGA and providing project recommendations, securing funding for proposed energy projects, and implementing an EPC. The EPC involves guaranteeing energy and water savings, overseeing construction and implementation, and executing a measurement and verification plan. This initiative aims to improve energy efficiency, reduce water consumption, and promote renewable energy solutions within the City of Manitou Springs.
LED Lighting Implementation
Manitou Springs is replacing traditional fluorescent lights with energy-efficient LED lights in all municipal facilities. LED lighting offers benefits like reduced energy consumption, longer lifespan, and lower maintenance costs. This upgrade showcases the City's commitment to sustainable technologies and energy efficiency.
Motion Detection Lighting
The City of Manitou Springs has installed motion detection lighting systems in key facilities like the Public Works Facility and Fire Department Bay. These systems activate lights only when someone is present, minimizing energy waste. By adjusting lighting based on occupancy, significant energy savings are achieved. This implementation demonstrates the City's dedication to sustainable practices and responsible energy management.