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Environmental Sustainability

As stewards of the urban environment, we strive to incorporate sustainable practices into everything we do. The Division of Environmental Quality addresses and promotes sustainability in the City and County of Denver through a variety of programs and practices.

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The Environmental Quality (EQ) Division at the City and County of Denver’s Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) has two programs available for businesses that are interested in becoming more sustainable:

  • Certifiably Green Denver - an environmental assistance and certification program.
  • The Environmental Management System Assistance Program - offering assistance creating an EMS for businesses in Denver.

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) is a process for selecting products or services that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose. Denver's EPP Policy is contained in Executive Order 33, Section 8, "It is the policy of the City and County of Denver to procure Environmentally Preferable Products (EPP) and services that can minimize harmful effects on human health and the environment."

The City and County of Denver is continually looking for products that are safer for city employees, better for the environment and in most cases are equally or less in price.