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Joining Partners for a Clean Environment is free and easy. Just call us at 303-786-7223! Right from the start, you will be assigned a Business Sustainability Advisor in Boulder County to help with everything from commercial energy efficiency to water waste. At no cost to you, your Advisor will walk you through the process of assessing your current practices, recognizing your current business sustainability efforts in Boulder County, and identifying opportunities for further improvement in commercial energy efficiency, waste, water, and transportation. Your Advisor will:

  • Connect you with financial incentives and tools
  • Help you work with contractors and property managers
  • Provide technical expertise to help you accomplish your goals

Interested in joining PACE? Answer a few initial questions about your business and current practices in the program area of your choice, and an Advisor will contact you to get started. Each set of questions below should take you approximately 10 minutes to complete.
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Contact an Advisor to learn more about commercial energy efficiency and other sustainability practices in Boulder County at 303-786-7223 or email info@PACEpartners.com to learn more about working with PACE.


As a PACE partner, you have the opportunity to work with your Boulder County Business Sustainability Advisor towards earning certification in one or more focus areas: energy, waste, water, and transportation. Your Advisor will conduct a performance assessment, develop a plan to help you reach sustainable business certification in Boulder County and track your progress along the way.

Certified PACE Partners are eligible for various forms of community recognition in our Boulder County sustainable business program. Let us help you share your sustainability success stories!

Sustainable Business Certification Criteria

PACE certifications showcase to your customers and peers that your business has achieved a high level of environmental performance. The certification performance criteria in our Boulder County sustainable business program are based upon and consistent with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria as well as EnergyStar Building certification. To achieve sustainable business certification in the following areas, businesses must demonstrate:

  • Energy - EnergyStar Portfolio Manager score of 75 or better
  • Waste - Diversion of at least 85 percent of waste stream away from the landfill
  • Water - Water savings of 15 percent better than usage predicted by code
  • Transportation - More employees take sustainable forms of transportation to work than the community average

Note: A PACE Business Sustainability Advisor can work with you on a prescriptive track to sustainable business certification if a performance standard score cannot be obtained for your business.

For more information about the PACE sustainable business program in Boulder County, reference the certification criteria tabs below and contact a Business Sustainability Advisor at 303-786-7223 or info@PACEpartners.com.

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Partners for a Clean Environment can help you promote the quality and expertise that differentiates your business and allows you to provide streamlined, efficient service to your customers. Our expert Business Sustainability Advisors connect you with energy efficiency rebates and incentives in Boulder County (as well as water conservation, waste, and transportation) that make upgrades more economical for your clients and give your bid an edge against the competition. When you work with PACE, you will work with an expert Business Sustainability Advisor to access the following benefits:

  • Identify available energy efficiency rebates in Boulder County that can help your clients finance projects, reduce overall project costs and help you win bids
  • Add your name to the list of contractors PACE provides to businesses that have a potential upgrade opportunity
  • Verify if equipment meets energy efficiency rebate requirements and help fill out the paperwork
  • Connect you with additional project-related training
  • Connect with like-minded contractors about energy efficiency rebates in Boulder County


Your first step is to contact an Advisor before beginning work to ensure that your project will qualify for available rebates and incentives in energy efficiency, waste disposal, or water conservation. Please note that waste, water, and energy efficiency rebates in Boulder County are subject to change and vary by location and utility provider. Contact an Advisor prior to completing an upgrade as they can verify if equipment will meet rebate requirements and potentially identify additional opportunities for energy efficiency. As the project progresses, your Advisor will ensure all rebate paperwork is complete and will support you in getting required forms signed and submitted!


Rebate Estimators & Equipment Requirements

Here are the Rebate Estimators and Requirements for Lighting, HVAC, and Other Measures.
These rebate estimators are to be used for estimation purposes only. Please consult your advisor before including them on quotes, proposal, and bids. Rebate funds are limited and awarded on a first come first serve basis. Contact your advisor before starting any project to confirm rebate availability and to schedule an energy assessment/walk through of the project to verify existing equipment. For more information on eligibility, reservations and rebate funds click here.
Are you starting a project, need rebate information or need to schedule an assessment? Contact a PACE Advisor at 303-786-7223 or info@PACEpartners.com.

Contractor Lists

If you have completed an energy efficiency project within the last year that received a PACE energy rebate in Boulder County, our online contractor list promotes your services. We provide this list to businesses that are considering energy efficiency upgrades.

Please note: PACE offers this list as a resource for business. PACE does not advocate for or promote specific contractors and makes no representations or warranties regarding the quality of service or proof of insurance for any contractors on the list.

Join PACE to learn more about energy efficiency rebates in Boulder County or contact an Advisor at 303-786-7223 or info@PACEpartners.com.


Whether your business is a start-up, has five employees or is a large firm, it has a unique set of priorities and opportunities. Partners for a Clean Environment in Boulder County is here to support you in identifying and advancing those sustainable practices that make the most sense for your business. When you join PACE, you will be paired with an expert Business Sustainability Advisor in Boulder County who will work one on one with you to pursue sustainability efficiencies in one or all of the following areas: energy, waste, water and transportation.

At no cost to your business, our Business Sustainability Advisors can help you:

  • Identify sustainability opportunities, facilitate project upgrades; including finding contractors, reviewing bids and applying for rebates, incentives, and financing
  • Educate and train employees on sustainable best practices and help implement utility data logging and benchmarking
  • Access technical expertise if you choose to work towards certification in one or more focus areas and receive recognition as a green business in Boulder County for your efforts
  • Work with businesses, property owners, property managers, contractors, and service providers and connect with businesses to share resources and best sustainability practices
  • *City of Boulder businesses only: comply with new universal zero waste ordinance and the building performance ordinance 

Join PACE to learn more about our sustainability consulting in Boulder County or contact an Advisor at 303-786-7223 or info@PACEpartners.com.

Whether you are a property owner or property manager, Partners for a Clean Environment is here to help you better support your tenants, build equity and differentiate your space from competitors in the market. Upgrades from energy efficiency audits and sustainability services in Boulder County can:

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  • Enhance building performance
  • Increase the market value of your property
  • Attract tenants
  • Improve tenant retention
  • Address tenants’ desire to save costs on utility bills

When you join PACE, you will be paired with an expert Business Sustainability Advisor who will work one on one with you to achieve efficiencies in one or more of the following areas: energy, waste, water and transportation.

At no cost to you, PACE Business Sustainability Advisors can help you:

  • Align the costs and benefits of efficiency investments between you and your tenants
  • Track your building’s performance with ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager
  • Keep up with energy efficiency audits
  • Offer new services to your tenants through programs such as composting and recycling, or by making energy or water efficiency upgrades
  • Train and educate tenants on new and current services and best practices to maximize their value
  • Facilitate projects in your building, including coordinating with contractors, completing rebate paperwork, and communicating your efforts to tenants
  • Reduce utility costs
  • Gain public recognition for your efforts
  • Connect with businesses in Boulder County to share resources and best practices
  • SmartRegs ordinance for Multi-Family Unit rental properties
  • City of Boulder commercial property owners only: comply with new commercial building performance requirements that may affect you. Visit BoulderBuildingPerformance.com to learn more.

Join PACE to learn about energy efficiency audits or other services in Boulder County, or contact an Advisor at 303-786-7223 or info@PACEpartners.com