If you are looking for an agency to help you modify your home or business to become more environmentally friendly, you will find it in Boulder. You will also find experts in alternative energy plans for home and business, all types of green products for your home, sustainably harvested lumber and other building supplies, and much more.
eConscious Markets is a good example of Boulder’s many green businesses. Each time you purchase one of their many sustainable marketplace items, you’re invited to choose which organization or business will benefit with 50% of the net profit from your purchase. Their motto is that "Giving is the New Getting."
Environmental consulting services are offered by a number of Boulder-area firms, including Eco-Fit Sustainable Solutions & Consulting, Architectural Energy Corporation, and others. Renewable Choice Energy and Blue Valley Energy both help home- and business owners implement new energy-saving technologies, including geothermal energy.
The University of Colorado – Boulder is home to The Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI), which is an interdisciplinary joint research effort between the university and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Together these two entities work to advance solutions for producing energy economically from low carbon sources, decreasing reliance on foreign oil, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and using energy more efficiently to meet the global energy challenge. RASEI's efforts focus on interdisciplinary energy research, training the next generation of energy professionals, and the development of market-ready leading-edge technologies.
There are also a number of companies offering solar and wind power systems, installation and support for both home and business. If renewable energy is important to you, Boulder may be the perfect community to live, purchase a vacation home, or start a business.