Lakewood and the Denver Metro Region are Leaders in Sustainability
Sustainability can be an economic driver in terms of job creation, energy savings and innovative technology. As with all industries, it is important to anticipate future trends to remain competitive with other regions. New challenges in the fields of renewable energy and green technology should be viewed as new economic opportunities for the region. Many municipalities, businesses and individuals in the Denver metro area realize this and have made the region a national leader in sustainability efforts and green innovation.
The City of Lakewood is fortunate to be home to, or in close proximity to, many nationally recognized leaders in the areas of sustainable technology and renewable energy research and production. Lakewood is uniquely positioned to partner with organizations such as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
in Golden, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
, housed at the Denver Federal Campus here in Lakewood, and the nationally renowned educational institutions Colorado School of Mines
, University of Colorado
, University of Denver
and Colorado State University
. These partnerships and collaborations can create economic opportunities for the city and jobs for residents.