Colorado small businesses are less likely to change health insurers for the upcoming year, even as they anticipate continued price increases, according to the second-annual Delta Dental of Colorado Small Business Survey.
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Western Disposal Services recognized six businesses with Excellence in Diversion awards for reducing waste sent to the landfill by implementing recycling and composting programs.
The following companies achieved between 75 percent and 80 percent diversion rates.
Colterra Restaurant, Niwot
Cook Retail Center, Longmont
Foolish Craig’s Restaurant, Boulder
GE Analytical Instruments, Boulder
Independent Power Systems, Boulder
Snooze Cafe, Boulder.
The city of Boulder and Boulder County recognized five businesses for their outstanding achievement in the EnergySmart program.
“These local businesses are leaders among commercial participants in the EnergySmart program and have achieved the greatest potential energy savings during the past year,´ said Elizabeth Vasatka, the city of Boulder’s business sustainability coordinator. “Collectively, these businesses are now saving enough energy each year to power approximately 490 Boulder County homes.”
The five businesses are:
The W.W. Reynolds Companies, a real estate services company located in Boulder that specializes in property management, leasing and development.
Hover Senior Living Community, a thriving, forward thinking, caring community located in Longmont, where all are served with integrity and respect.
Tebo Development Co., a commercial real estate owner and developer that offers a wide range of retail, office and industrial space throughout Boulder County.
WaterStreet Plaza, managed by Gibbons-White Inc., a group of multitenant buildings located in Boulder, with retail units on the ground floor and office suites on the upper three floors.
SAE Circuits Colorado Inc. a manufacturer of quality printed circuit boards located in Boulder that services customers with diverse applications and locations.
EnergySmart provides services to help businesses and homes in Boulder County communities identify energy-saving opportunities and assist them through the energy upgrade process.
The EnergySmart program is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the U.S. Department of Energy’s BetterBuildings grant program and is sponsored in partnership by Boulder County, the City of Boulder’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) tax, the City of Longmont, Xcel Energy and Platte River Power Authority.
The Colorado Green Building Guild based in Boulder presented the following Green Building Awards:
Green Cutting Edge: The Golden Hoof
Best Green Adaptive Reuse of an Existing Building: Alfalfa’s Market
Best Green Commercial New Construction: Via Mobility Services
Best Green Improvement on a Commercial Building: Boulder Creek Quality Inn & Suites
Best Green Institutional Building: University of Colorado Boulder – Jennie Smoly Caruthers Systems Biotechnology Building
Best Green Multi-Residential Building: Boulder Housing Partners – Red Oak Park
Best Green Residential New Construction: Sunshine Strawbale House
Best Green Residential Remodel: Boulder ZED Spec Home
Special Recognition: WW Reynolds