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Westminster is one of the most sustainable cities in America, with an economically strong, socially vibrant and environmentally healthy community for current and future generations.

A sustainable community is a desirable place to live, work, visit and play. At the core, sustainability is about creating livable neighborhoods and providing core services for residents and businesses. This is an aspirational vision for the city and it will take many partners working together to accomplish it. 

Calling all local businesses!

The City Of Westminster Is Helping Businesses Recover From The COVID-19 Crisis By Providing FREE Energy Assessments, Efficiency Equipment, And Bonus Rebates That Stack On Top Of Available Xcel Energy Rebates. Learn more and register here 

 

Thanks to everyone who came to our EV Showcase!EV Showcase

The City handed out 80 LEDlighting conservation kits from Xcel Energy and Drive Clean Colorado brought a Tesla Model 3, Mustang Mach-E, and Chevy Bolt that residents got to try out. 

 

Sustainability News

Monday, March 1, 2021

City announces Drought Watch

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Sustainability examples

  • The city's reclaimed water system treats waste water for use in landscape irrigation. By build out, the system will save 3,500 acre feet of water, enough to supply 8,150 single family homes with all of the water they would need for a year.
     
  • The city purchases 4.2 mega watts of energy from community solar gardens for city facilities, saving the city $30,000 per year in energy costs and reducing the city's green house gas emissions.
     
  • Westminster in a Platinum Level Solar Friendly Community, and we have the numbers to prove it. As of 2017, 1,632 single-family homes have solar installed, which represents 6 percent of all homes. And those homes generate 8.9 megawatts of power.
     
  • The City has set a goal that 20 percent of housing units in Downtown Westminster would be workforce housing, targeting families earning 80 percent of the Area Median Income.
     
  • Westminster's golf courses-Legacy Ridge and Walnut Creek are dedicated to environmental stewardship and sustainability. Both of our award-winning golf courses follow the sustainability principles set forth by the Audubon International program and GCSAA's Best Management Practices, taking a proactive environmental approach to make sure we keep the "green" in golf. Find out more here.