LAFAYETTE, CO - Tom Hardie, Founder and Director of Operations at Confluence Small Business Collective, was chosen to join the Lafayette Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC).
According to the City of Lafayette website, LESAC is a citizen-member committee which was established by the Lafayette City Council in order to provide advice and direction for the city on matters related to energy sustainability. Open positions are filled through an application review process and approved by City Council.
Hardie and his wife, Kristin, moved to Lafayette from Boulder in 2001. Together they launched Confluence in 2013, which currently operates at 102 East Cleveland Street in Lafayette.
“Participating on the committee is a unique opportunity and a huge honor,” said Hardie. “As a resident, I’m excited to be engaged with other citizens and local policymakers to set the bar for sustainability in Boulder County and across the state. As a business leader, Confluence will leverage the perspective to facilitate a green culture for its member organizations and the broader business community.”
Confluence was a Gold-level award winner in the 2016 Lafayette Green Business program, recognized for efforts in waste-reduction and energy efficiency. In February of this year, the Hardies closed on the purchase of a commercial property located at 75 Waneka Parkway, where Confluence will relocate at the end of this year. The building is equipped with solar and wind electricity generation, along with cutting edge solar hybrid hot water technology. “These features were important to us as we mapped the future for Confluence.”
Hardie was approved to fill the LESAC vacancy at the March 7th City Council meeting and will serve a three year term ending in 2020.