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ClimateWise - Technical Assessments

Once you have joined the ClimateWise Program, your organization will receive a free technical assessment to help identify efficiency related opportunities to energy, water, waste, and transportation aspects of your operation.  Based on such factors as business facility size and age of building, the ClimateWise staff will assist in determining the right type of technical assessment for your business or organization. The two assessment types are:

Hybrid Assessment Site Visit Assessment

Step 1: Work with ClimateWise to Determine Assessment Scope: In the welcome email you’ll be notified that someone from the ClimateWise staff will be in touch to discuss the level of technicality required to assess your organization’s operations and to address any immediate needs. Depending on your organizations operation, structure, and level of control over the facility, a meeting will be arranged, either in the form of a site visit or off-site information gathering session.

Step 2: Receive a ‘Hybrid’ Assessment Report: Based on the scope of operations and organizational interests, we’ll deliver a hybrid assessment report tailored to your needs. The report will be emailed and will address recommendations for improvement and contain resources to support the implementation of the recommendations.

Step 3: Review Assessment Report: Once ClimateWise staff has completed your assessment report, they will schedule a post-assessment meeting with your organization. The meeting provides an opportunity for you and Climate Wise staff to review the report findings, discuss the implementation of sustainable practices, relevant rebates or cost saving opportunities, and details of the ClimateWise program.

Step 1: Complete Pre-assessment Form: In preparation of the free audit offered by ClimateWise, it’s helpful to get background data on your facility and operations as they relate to energy, water, waste, and transportation. Once you’ve joined the program, ClimateWise staff will provide you with the pre-assessment form and return instructions.

Step 2: Conduct Assessment: Climate Wise staff will contact you to schedule a time to conduct the assessment. The assessment will include an analysis of current sustainability practices and evaluate opportunities to further improve operational efficiency of your organization.

Step 3: Review Assessment Report: Once ClimateWise staff has completed your assessment report, they will schedule a post-assessment meeting with your organization. The meeting provides an opportunity for you and Climate Wise staff to review the report findings, discuss the implementation of sustainable practices, relevant rebates or cost saving opportunities, and details of the ClimateWise program.  


Technical Support Doesn’t Stop at the Assessment Report!
Assessment report findings are just the start. As a ClimateWise partner you will receive free technical assistance in identifying, implementing, measuring and reporting actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The assessment report is meant to give you real world ideas on where to start with that next project, no matter what the size. As exciting as this is, the real payback is seen through taking action – and we are here to help. 

General Technical Assistance and Implementation Support
The ClimateWise team includes expertise in energy and water efficiency, solid waste reduction and recycling, and travel reduction. Think of the team as a resource for any general questions or technical assistance with implementing your ClimateWise projects.

Check out Annual Project Reporting for more information on what constitutes a “project,” but know that although partners are ultimately responsible for which projects they choose to implement, the ClimateWise team is available to help partners through the decision making process and to report on the outcomes both for ClimateWise reporting requirements and your organization’s own purposes.


ClimateWise

Physical Address: 700 Wood St. Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: (970) 221-6700
Fax: (970) 221-6619