Colorado Capitol Going Green

The 113 year-old Colorado Capitol building has been honored for energy efficiency, winning a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification. The award was given to the governor for upgrades the state has made over the past four years.

Gov. Bill Ritter said the state spent $23 million for water conversation, low-energy lights, recycling and landscaping. Talking about going Green!

But there are more green efforts-Solar panels are being installed at the Capitol in a project that is expected to pay for itself in energy savings. State officials say the 10-kilowatt system will create enough power for two homes. The energy created will be used by the building.

We want to give a big shout out to the State of Colorado and their going green and Eco friendly efforts!

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