A key pillar of the clean energy economy, resource efficiency reduces emissions, creates jobs and puts money back into the pockets of households and businesses.

CLEER developed Garfield Clean Energy’s programs to make it easy for a rural region to tap resource efficiency as an economic development strategy. Our energy coaches have helped over 1,500 households and 400 businesses reduce their energy costs while increasing comfort and safety. Staff also help local governments, schools and other institutions increase the efficiency of their buildings and other facilities. The money saved on energy – $2.1 million to date – boosts the local economy and reduces costs for taxpayers.

To drive long-term progress on reducing emissions from buildings, CLEER works with municipalities to update their building energy codes and organizes professional trainings on efficient building techniques and best practices.

Good data is key to this work – as the old saying goes, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” That’s why CLEER conducts energy and emissions inventories for local governments to establish a baseline for setting goals and tracking progress. And it’s why we developed the Building Energy Navigator (currently being upgraded to Advanced Energy Management), now installed in more than 150 institutional buildings across western Colorado. This web-based portal is a powerful tool for building managers to track real-time energy use and solar production data.


Zuleika Pevec
Clean Energy Program Manager
970-704-9200 ext. 104

Heidi McCullough
Buildings Specialist
970-704-9200 ext. 103

Christina Matzl
Clean Energy Program Associate
970-704-9200 ext. 105

GCE: Residential Energy Services

Free energy coaching for Garfield County homeowners and renters.

GCE: Commercial Energy Services

Free energy consulting for businesses in Garfield County.

CLEER Consulting Services

Expert technical assistance on new construction and efficiency upgrades.