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Case Studies

CLEER's case studies are two-page stories about what regular people are doing to trim energy use and save money. While some techniques for saving energy are common and straightforward, others certainly are not. In these, you can read about everything from insulation and air-sealing to innovative upgrades such as white roofs and bounced light.

The ways to save energy in your home or business are almost limitless. We encourage you to download these PDFs and share them with friends and colleagues.

Business case studies

Advanced Automotive, Rifle

Alpine Bank, Rifle

Balcomb & Green, Glenwood Springs

Defiance Thrift Store, Glenwood Springs

Dywer Greens & Flowers, New Castle

East Third Professional Building, Rifle

Elder Trucking, Rifle

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge & Pool

Glenwood Sew, Glenwood Springs

Juicy Lucy's Steakhouse, Glenwood Springs

Mi Casita, Carbondale

Miser's Mercantile, Carbondale

Old Mountain Gift & Jewelry, Parachute

Orrison Distributing, Glenwood Springs

Professional Auto Body, Glenwood Springs

Rivendell Distribution & Sod Farm, Glenwood Springs

Savage Land Company, Rifle

Sopris Liquor and Wine, Carbondale

Spirits of New Castle


Government case studies
using Energy Navigator

Carbondale Recreation Center

Colorado Mountain College on Energy Navigator

Garfield County Fairgrounds Riding Arena

New Castle Wastewater Treatment Facility on saving energy

New Castle Wastewater Treatment Facility solves energy problem with Fire Department's help

Parachute Town Hall on Energy Navigator

Rifle Wastewater Treatment Plant

Summit School District


Building Energy Navigator

The Energy Navigator: Helping Buildings Cut Energy Use


Transportation case studies

How Eagle County cut fleet costs and fuel consumption

Nitrogen is nifty for holding tire pressure

Retrofitted school buses save fuel, electricity, time, emissions

Battlement Mesa Schoolhouse

Grand Valley Recreation Center

Mountain Valley Developmental Services, Glenwood Springs

Seventh Day Adventist Church, Rifle


Mittleider residence, Silt

Pink Palace apartment house, Glenwood Springs

Sunnyside Retirement Center, Glenwood Springs

Toussaint residence, Carbondale

Nicolette Toussaint on her home energy upgrades

Weller residence, No Name

Garfield Clean Energy's Residential Revolving Loan Fund