Environmental Quality (EQ) empowers Denver’s communities to live better, longer by creating and sustaining a healthy environment through science, service, and policy. EQ protects the environment by conducting scientific assessments, regulatory compliance, technical assistance and training, and environmental education for both private sector and city operations. EQ advocates for federal, state, and local environmental policies that protect the environment and public health. EQ prepares the city to mitigate and adapt to environmental public health emergencies.
PROGRAM AREAS INCLUDE: Air quality, water quality, site assessment and cleanup, solid/hazardous waste management, environmental management systems, and emergency preparedness and response
The Environmental Quality division of the Department of Public Health & Environment strives to be a leader that moves Denver to a sustainable future.
Denver is the only city nationally to have an independently certified Environmental Management System, which covers all municipal operations. The City’s EMS is a best-in-class management tool that focuses an organization on critical issues, planning, implementation, tracking results and using that information to continuously improve. We use the EMS as a foundation that underpins sustainability in day-to-day City operations.
Empowering Denver’s communities to live better, longer by reducing air pollution and limiting exposure through behavior change, advocacy, and community engagement.
The Love My Air program, in partnership with Denver Public Schools (DPS), is creating a citywide air quality (AQ) monitoring network to provide real-time AQ data—utilizing low-cost cutting-edge air pollution sensor technology, redeveloped with solar, battery storage and data connectivity to make it useful for widescale deployment and replicable in any municipality.