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Award-Winning Program Keeps CO Shelters in the "Green" All Year

June 14, 2007

Denver - An innovative way to help Colorado non-profit shelters in the "green" by lowering overhead costs has been such a success, the program has won national recognition. Shelley Wallace is with Energy Outreach Colorado, the group coordinating the project.

“We are weatherizing their buildings to make the buildings more comfortable, healthier and safer to live in, as well as help the organizations that manage those facilities with their utility bills.”

And that helps make the shelters more "green" and energy efficient as well. Chris Telk with the Denver youth shelter Urban Peak says the improvements have helped them budget-wise.

“The kind of money that we need to allocate towards paying for utilities can be allocated towards other things, towards the program and service side.”

Telk adds that the improvements help keep the shelter not only warmer in the winter, but cooler in the summer as well. He's already seen a 25 percent reduction in energy usage.

Energy Outreach Colorado recently received a Victorine Q. Adams Award for service to low-income communities from the National Fuel Funds Network, which is a nationwide coalition concerned about affordability of heating and cooling costs.

Eric Mack/Chris Thomas, Public News Service - CO