The Town of Breckenridge maintains most of the street lights within Town of Breckenridge limits.
During the winter of 2011/2012, the Town of Breckenridge will take another step in its effort to become a leader amongst green communities. Over the past few months, the Town has strategically de-energize redundant streetlights throughout town. This action supports a variety of steps of the Town’s SustainableBreck energy efficient initiatives by eliminating unnecessary lighting.
Initially, the lights identified as redundant will be turned off but not removed. In the summer of 2012, Breckenridge Public Works plans to remove the light post. These efforts will yield a savings of approximately 45,000 Kilowatt hours per year. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the amount of energy the Town will save has the potential to power five average sized homes for an entire year. These savings will allow the Town to function under and meet budgetary as well as energy efficiency goals.
The Town established the Sustainability Task Force in 2009, which was a subcommittee of the Town Council that included three Council members who met over the course of a year. The Task Force’s mission was to evaluate the projected 2030 report conditions against the Town’s Vision Plan and to determine if there are corrective actions that can be taken to avoid an undesired 2030 forecast. The Task Force prepared its initial recommendations in March 2010 and presented them to Town Council, which endorsed the recommendations with some minor amendments. An extensive and well-attended public involvement process was undertaken to solicit public input and interest in the SustainableBreck project.
If a fixture has been damaged, is malfunctioning, or you have de-energization concerns, email email@example.com or call Dustin Huff (970) 547-3157.
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