Physical Plant Recognized for Leadville Energy Conservation Efforts
Each year the Cloud City Conservation Center a local environmental non-profit, recognizes individuals and organizations who are making a difference in the Leadville community. This year, David Negrete, Physical Plant Manager at Colorado Mountain College Leadville, was presented with the “Energy Champion Award” – for his efforts to improve energy efficiency at the Leadville Campus.
“It’s amazing to be recognized in our community for efforts in helping the college reduce costs and conserve energy,” says David, “I am a dedicated member of the college-wide energy management team, and will continue to find ways to reduce energy usage on the Leadville campus.”
David was born and raised in Leadville and began his position with Colorado Mountain College in 2014. As a father of two, sustainability is a priority to him at home as well.
“Conservation is important to me as it’s my job,” says David, “but I also take efforts towards building a sustainable future at home. I want my two small sons to have a clean world to live in as they grow up.”
The mission of the Cloud City Conservation Center is to inspire stewardship of our natural resources by creating environmental educational opportunities in Leadville and Lake County, Colorado.
Colorado Mountain College has implemented the Clean Energy Economy for the Region (CLEER) Building Energy Navigator, which tracks energy use and energy spending on CMC campuses. Learn more about CMC’s sustainability efforts by visiting Sustainable CMC and review the CMC Sustainability Action Plan.