At the City and County of Broomfield, environmental sustainability is a focal point of long-term social, economic, and environmental health. The 2016 Broomfield Comprehensive Plan lays out our community’s vision for environmental stewardship, including resource conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. Our goal is to create a community that meets resident goals for energy, water conservation, local food and agriculture, business sustainability, waste reduction and multi-modal transportation.
The Sustainability Vision builds upon the City and County of Broomfield’s 2016 Comprehensive Plan, especially its Environmental Stewardship goals. That document seeks to position Broomfield as a “leader in implementing environmental stewardship policies that help create a desirable and sustainable community now and for future generations.”
Broomfield's sustainability goals align with the State of Colorado’s Climate Action Plan, other local and regional master plans, and the Federal Administration’s environmental priorities. Crafted in late 2020, Broomfield’s Sustainability Vision details how we will develop our GHG Emissions Reduction and Zero Waste Plans by the end of 2021.
Broomfield and the Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability (ACES) are pleased to announce the official kickoff of our waste diversion initiative: Waste Zero. Find out more & get involved!
Urban Air Quality Monitoring Project Information
Air Quality Monitoring (AQM) stations tracks a number of airborne compounds such as:
- nitrogen oxides (NOx, a precursor to ozone)
- airborne particulate matter (PM 2.5)
- volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
These metrics, along with meteorological conditions, will provide data for Broomfield’s air quality monitoring program to better understand the factors that influence our local and regional air quality. As a result of oil and gas development in northern Broomfield, Broomfield contracted with Ajax/CSU in 2019 to protect the health and safety of residents living near extraction pads. Ten AQM stations remain surrounding continuing operations.