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west Colfax Solar

Solar Powered Art and Pedestrian Light

LEED Projects and Solar Installations

The BID has facilitated, promoted or directly installed solar projects and energy efficiency new construction on the corridor. To date, the district has:

  • $494,000 of committed funding for solar panels on new building projects.
  • two new LEED-certified buildings, including the planned Denver Public Library.
  • The BID has installed solar pedestrian lights and artwork as shown, as well as solar-powered irrigation.

Lake Russian and Turkish Baths Solar Thermal Array

Solar Thermal at the Steam Baths

The Lake Steam Baths at 3450 W Colfax recently completed installing a solar thermal array, with financing and contracting assistance from the BID.  Between the financing and savings on its gas bill, the Steam Baths will save $500 per month, and reduce annual carbon emissions by 16.1 metric tons, equivalent to taking 3 cars off the road. The owner Hannon Hymen calls the system “awesome” and is excited to be “going green”.