Goverment & Community Programs

As a leader in sustainability, NCS works with a global network of governments, and communities to develop sustainable strategies and solutions through consulting, research and partnerships. The NCS team’s innovative project approaches help clients navigate the ever changing global landscape, showing them how to increase profitability, create competitive advantage and implement lasting solutions to our most pressing global challenges.

Key Services:

Sustainable Economic Development
NCS works with local agencies to formulate and implement economic development plans that integrate financial, social and environmental factors to increase long term prosperity.

Sustainability Planning and Implementation
Using a proven five-step process NCS supports governments and communities around the world to create and implement climate action plans.

Civic Engagement & Public Education
NCS provides a battery of tools to support development and implementation of large-scale social mobilization campaigns that achieve measureable improvement in key regulatory criteria.

Policy Development
Working with local jurisdictions, NCS supports the development of credible, proven policies needed to effectively implement sustainable practices.

Tools for Governments & Communities:

NCS Efficiency Advisor: Solutions @ the Speed of Business
Small businesses need a simpler way to implement efficiency measures. Across the country, commercial energy and resource efficiency programs aimed at small businesses have struggled to drive implementation… read more.

Climate Protection Manual For Cities
This collection of resources serves as a comprehensive how-to manual for cities who commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and is available both in print form and online… read more.

Local Action for Sustainable Economic Renewal
In partnership with Gwendolyn Hallsmith of Global Community Initiatives, NCS provides community leaders and citizens with the information they need to mobilize their community for sustainable economic renewal… read more.

Partial list of Past Clients:

  • U.S. Pentagon
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • International Finance Company (IFC)
  • Government Services Agency (GSA)
  • State Utility Commissions for CO & CACity & County of Los Angeles
  • Governments of Germany, Jamaica, Afghanistan & Bhutan
  • Public Utilities: Texas, New Mexico, & others
  • Colorado Governor’s Office of Energy
  • Colorado Cities: Boulder, Golden, Longmont
  • Boulder County
  • National Renewable Energy Lab
  • U.S. Dept. of Defense, Ft. Carson & Ft. Lewis

For more information call 720-684-6580 or email


NCS' Philosophy: "NCS is a non-profit. We work with organizations that are authentic in their pursuit of sustainability as a way of fulfilling our mission. This doesn’t mean altruism – businesses should pursue sustainability because it increases profitability and manages risks. It does mean that we choose clients because they are committed to implementing sustainability and not just talking about it."
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