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Sustainability Work Code for DBE and ESB Firms

23 Signatures Goal: 100

There are are growing number of Colorado DBE-certified firms that provide Sustainability Services to help enhance the use of natural resources, minimize environmental impacts, and promote “greening” initiatives for a sustainable future.

The focus on sustainability for public projects is a growing trend with momentum. Sustainability is a central goal of Denver’s Comprehensive Plan of 2000 (including Greenprint Denver) and the Obama Administration instituted an executive order that sets sustainability goals for Federal agencies. Construction, development, transportation, housing and building projects are incorporating more and more sustainability requirements.

As such, a new industry has emerged which is being serviced by both small and large businesses that provide services such as sustainability planning, “greening,” managing social and environmental impacts, creating energy efficiencies, reducing waste, and providing LEED certifications. DBE firms that offer Sustainability Services would like to be able to promote their capabilities to public agencies and prime contractors, and have these services count toward DBE project goals.

Therefore, we are respectfully requesting that the City of Denver in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) add a new work code for Sustainability Services to the list of approved DBE Program work codes under Section 5 - Other Professional Services.

Instituting this separate work code will benefit (1) purchasing organizations that need to identify sustainability experts, (2) prime contractors that need to meet DBE goals on projects that incorporate sustainability requirements, and (3) DBE firms that offer these specialized services but are not currently categorized as such.

We greatly appreciate your consideration and look forward to gaining recognition as a DBE firm that provides Sustainability Services.

Sponsor

Cathy Kramer Folsom Point LLC CDOT DBE/ESB Technical Assistance Provider Deborah Ferraro A Creative Environment LLC Sustainability Consultant

Links

Current Colorado Unified Certification Program (UCP) DBE Work Code Map (PDF)

Folsom Point LLC

A Creative Environment


Comment

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Signatures

  • 4 years ago
    Elizabeth Stolfus United States
    4 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    Phyllis Thomas of Phyllis Thomas Consulting LLC United States
    4 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    Joanne Sender United States
    4 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    Barb Tillman United States
    4 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    PETE OLGUIN United States
    4 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    Patricia Miers United States
    4 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    Eduardo San United States
    4 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    Susan Mizuno United States
    4 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    Paige M. Lentz - Monarch Site Services United States
    4 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    Shirley A. Roberts, PE, CFC United States
    4 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    Renee Azerbegi United States
    4 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    james Guo United States
    4 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    Leola Carrol Fowler United States
    4 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    Blair Leisure United States
    4 years ago
  • 4 years ago
    Matt Brezonick United States
    4 years ago
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