- Vehicle fuel is the #1 source of carbon emissions for the average Colorado household.
Coloradans drive an average of 25,000 miles per year. See more here.
- Gasoline and diesel vehicles have less climate impact than natural gas vehicles.
The latest research shows that 2.4% of produced natural gas is released into the atmosphere, which has a large short-term impact on climate. See more here.
- Low-flow showerheads can have a payback period of less than one year.
A household of two using a single shower fueled by a conventional natural gas water heater would save $33/year. See more here.
- 200% efficient heat pumps are responsible for more carbon emissions than 80% efficient gas furnaces.
Although Colorado’s electric grid is getting cleaner, heating with electricity currently tends to result in higher emissions than heating with gas. See more here.
- Switching to LED bulbs can save you thousands of dollars on solar.
If a home with 30 incandescent bulbs switched to LED, it could save $4,500 on the upfront cost of a solar array. See more here.