Sustainable energy is energy that is consumed at insignificant rates compared to its supply and with manageable collateral effects, especially environmental effects.
CSU, CSU Extension, and their valued partners offer a variety of programs to help answer your energy questions and provide you with the latest information.
- Xcel Energy Partners in Energy provides communities in Minnesota and Colorado free services to develop an energy plan and assistance with implementing that plan. Each community has its own unique energy needs and priorities, and Partners in Energy tailors its services to complement each community’s vision. Xcel Energy Partners in Energy
- The mission of the Colorado State University Energy Institute is to develop innovative solutions to energy challenges that achieve global impact. Colorado State University Energy Institute
- As part of our land-grant mission, CSU Extension ran the Rural Energy Center from 2013-2019 to help rural Colorado make more informed energy decisions. This website archives past projects and sustainable energy information that their audience found valuable over the years. Rural Energy Center
- Using energy more efficiently is one of the fastest, most cost-effective ways to save money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create jobs, and meet growing energy demand. Local Energy Efficiency Benefits and Opportunities
- When comparing an average house to an energy efficient house, it is possible to reduce annual energy bills by upwards of 20 or 30 percent. Do-it-Yourself Energy Checklist for homeowners
- Proper use of trees, shrubs, vines, and man-made structures can modify the climate around your home to reduce heat gains in summer and heat losses in winter. Landscaping for Energy Conservation
- This fact sheet discusses how energy is used in typical Colorado homes, how to analyze one’s energy bills, how to reduce energy demand in a home, and use of energy efficient equipment. The Whole-House Approach to Energy Efficiency
- The mission of Your Energy Colorado is to facilitate sustainable energy decisions. They put the power to determine Colorado’s energy future in your hands. Check out their Home Energy Guide.
- CSU Extension’s Energy Topic Areas: http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/energy/
- CSU Energy Institute: http://energy.colostate.edu
- CSU’s Biomass Project on Campus: http://www.fm.colostate.edu/sustain/downloads/biomass_fact_sheet.pdf
- Renewable Energy Projects on CSU Campus: http://www.fm.colostate.edu/sustain/index.cfm?page=projects/energy
- Green Energy Transport on Campus: http://www.fm.colostate.edu/sustain/index.cfm?page=projects/transportation
- Greenest Universities: www.bestcolleges.com/features/greenest-universities/
- LEED-Efficient Buildings on CSU Campus: http://www.fm.colostate.edu/sustain/index.cfm?page=projects/building
- USGBC: http://www.usgbc.org/leed
- Alliance for a Sustainable Colorado: http://www.sustainablecolorado.org
- All Things Energy @ U.S. Department of energy: http://www.energy.gov
- Colorado Forest Service Biomass: http://static.colostate.edu/client-files/csfs/pdfs/Where-Wood-Works-2011.pdf
- NREL’s Biomass page Biomass
- NW Hardwood Biofuels: http://hardwoodbiofuels.org