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Posted on: August 8, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Georgetown University Energy Prize selects Brighton to advance to quarterfinals

The city of Brighton was just selected to advance to the quarterfinalist round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a $5 million incentive competition to reduce America’s energy consumption.

The city of Brighton has assembled a team of community partners to develop a plan that will allow the city to rethink processes and focus efforts on becoming more energy efficient in the future

Brighton is among a very select group of only 52 small- and medium-sized cities and counties from across the country that have advanced to Quarterfinalist round of the competition.

“The city of Brighton continually focuses on fostering a community engaged, energy efficient city which strives to bring innovative and sustainable infrastructure, programs, and businesses to city. We are honored to have been selected as one of 52 communities across the country to compete in this important prize,” said Brighton City Manager Manuel Esquibel.

In total, over the two years of the GUEP competition, Brighton and our fellow participants have the potential to save more than $1 billion in total energy costs and cut millions of tons of CO2 emissions.

Dr. Slakey remarked that, “the communities we selected are leaders in energy efficiency who will develop innovative approaches that will inspire and enable others to follow in their footsteps.”

Over the next few months the Brighton team will fine tune energy efficiency plans, and will be looking for input and participation from the community. To learn more about Brighton’s efforts, visit or call Murphy Robinson at 303-655-2139.

To learn more about the Georgetown University Energy Prize and to track the competition’s progress, visit, or follow the Prize on Twitter (@GUEnergyPrize).

About Georgetown University Energy Prize
The Georgetown University Energy Prize aims to rethink America’s energy use by harnessing the ingenuity and community spirit of towns and cities all across America. Over the course of a two-year period, the Prize will challenge small- to medium-size towns, cities, and counties to rethink their energy use, and implement creative strategies to increase efficiency. To compete for the Prize, local governments, residents, utilities, and others will need to work together to demonstrate success in sustainably reducing energy consumption. For more information, visit

About Georgetown University
Georgetown University is the oldest and largest Catholic and Jesuit University in America, founded in 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll. Georgetown, today, is a major student-centered, international research university offering respected undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in Washington, D.C., Doha, Qatar, and around the world. For more information about Georgetown University, visit

About Brighton, Colorado
Founded in 1887, Brighton, Colorado is located 20 miles northeast of downtown Denver and is home to a diverse population of approximately 35,000 residents. To learn more about Brighton, visit

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