Arvada, Colorado is a beautiful first-ring suburb of Denver, the Mile High City. Arvada retains a small-town feel even with its estimated population of 107,700. Established in 1870, Arvada enjoys a rich history, quiet tree-lined neighborhoods, and a robust mix of business. The City’s Sustain Arvada effort is a way of honoring Arvada's rich heritage and conserving its resources to foster economic prosperity, environmental stewardship and community vitality today and into the future.
The City of Arvada is committed to reducing energy intensity 20 percent by the year 2020 as a Better Buildings Challenge Partner. Since 2007, the City of Arvada has implemented many different energy efficiency retrofits, from performance contracting to renewable energy. Sustain Arvada is continuing work to conserve resources, foster economic prosperity, environmental stewardship, and community vitality. As part of the Better Buildings Challenge, Arvada will continue to upgrade and retro-commission facilities to meet best practice standards and will engage commercial businesses to educate the community on the benefits of energy efficiency. Arvada is also hoping to build the City’s first LEED certified building in the near future.