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Sustainable City Operations

Sustainability Highlights


Spring 2019
Fall 2018


The city purchases vehicles with the most efficient gas/diesel mileage appropriate for their use. As new technologies come to the market, the city will consider purchase of those vehicles. Currently, the city has 30 hybrid vehicles (Toyota Prius), three plug-in hybrids (Chevy Volt) and two electric motorcycles for use in city parks and open spaces.


The city is constantly improving the energy efficiency of its buildings through HVAC upgrades and lighting projects. The city is in the process of developing a sustainable city building policy that will cover new construction, renovations and operations and maintenance.

Capital Improvement Projects

The city is starting to use sustainability criteria to evaluate and improve long-term capital projects. The Envision rating tool is currently being used to evaluate some Public Works projects.


  • SolSmart Gold Designated Community: SolSmart recognizes cities, counties, and regional organizations for making it faster, easier, and more affordable to go solar. Read about the recognition!
  • "Clean Air Champion" Award, Winter 2022: Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) recognized the City of Westminster as a “Clean Air Champion” for its work in reducing emissions by supporting electrification efforts and promoting low/no emission transit options.
  • Colorado Solar Friendly Communities, Platinum-level Certification