Boulder Housing Partners’ commitment to sustainability

We believe in keeping our impact on the environment small.

BHP’s 3.8-Acre dedicated solar garden

One of the first in nation with energy dedicated 100% to affordable housing

Boulder Housing Partners reaches 2.6 MW solar

Arrays include rooftop solar (952kw), community solar gardens (1.5 MW), and BHP’s dedicated solar garden (628 kw)

City of Boulder SmartRegs certified

All 36 apartment communities meet SmartRegs energy efficiency standards

BHP retrofits lighting at main office to LED

Approximately half of properties now 100% LED

Providing electric bikes for resident use

Community Cycles collaboration provides approximately 50 e-bikes to BHP residents

Colorado CarShare Partnership with BHP

earby CarShare stations with reduced rates for BHP residents

Electric vehicle charging stations at BHP communities

12 EV stations (and counting!) are available for resident and staff use

Free Boulder B-Cycle Bike Sharing membership

Partnership with Boulder B-Cycle provides to all  BHP Residents

WaterSense sprinkler systems installed

Weather-based irrigation saves water at Boulder Housing Partners Apartment communities.

Low Flow Water Fixtures available at all BHP homes

Faucet aerators and low-flow showerheads installed free of charge to residents.

Three pilot sites for pesticide-free organic landscaping program

Building living soil, growing drought- and disease-resistant grass.

Partnering with the City of Boulder’s zero-waste future.

Recycling, composting and trash services at all BHP communities.

Eco-Cycle Greenstar Business Member since 2014

Providing expert conservation consulting, trainings, and education for near-zero goals.

Electronics recycling and pilot programs

Boulder Housing Partners’s main office recycles all electronics through Eco-Cycle.

FLOWS partnership for social justice and environmental social engagement

Partnering with Foundations for Leaders Organizing for Water and Sustainability since 2016.

Climate Justice Collaborative in Boulder County

Joint partnership with Boulder County, the City of Longmont, and Philanthropiece for more community-driven solutions.

BHP has emerged as a national leader in Sustainability

At Boulder Housing Partners, we strive for innovative resource reduction, local renewable energy production, and equity and resiliency as core considerations in all sustainability programs.

In alignment with the City of Boulder’s Climate Commitment, we engage in projects and partnerships to reduce our carbon footprint and to create a more environmentally sustainable community.  Conservation can not be achieved alone, and our efforts are made possible through strong partnerships with the City of Boulder and Boulder County and with local partner organizations, volunteers and Boulder Housing Partners residents.  Together we can create solutions for a more equitable and environmentally sustainable future.

Tim Beal
Director of Sustainable Communities
Innovating to serve
our Boulder community


2018Mountain Plains NAHRO Community Development Award: Community Resiliency HUB - Solar Array Powers Battery Back-up System
2015NAHRO Energy and Green Building Award
2015Eco-cycle Green Star Award, Green Business of the Year
2015Eco-cycle Green Star Award, Kalmia Community
2013Green Building Star Awards, Red Oak Park
2010NAHRO Award of Merit, Energy and Sustainability

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