Namasté Solar Accepts the Gold Level Sustainable Business Medal of Honor at the Sustainable Opportunities Summit on March 18, 2009 in Denver

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Boulder, CO: Namasté Solar has been awarded the Gold Level Sustainable Business Medal of Honor and accepted the award on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at the Sustainable Opportunities Summit held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

Namasté Solar has been awarded the Gold Level Sustainable Business Medal of Honor and accepted the award on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at the Sustainable Opportunities Summit held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

As part of Sustainable Opportunities Week, highlighting business trends and innovations in sustainability, the Colorado CleanTech Initiative, Colorado Biz Magazine, CORE, and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) are hosting the Fourth Annual Sustainable Business Medal of Honor Awards. Namasté Solar was named the Gold Level winner in part for its conscientious business model and in part for its comprehensive sustainability practices, including its LEED Gold certified (pending) main office in Boulder. This award supports "thriving businesses who meet the needs of current customers without compromising the lifestyle of future generations."

Namasté Solar propagates the responsible use of solar energy, pioneers conscientious business practices, and creates holistic wealth for the community. Namasté is dedicated to bringing clean, reliable, and affordable renewable energy technologies to homes, businesses, and nonprofits in Colorado. Its innovative business model includes employee ownership, democratic decision-making, community collaboration, a unique solar grant program, zero-waste initiatives, educational outreach, and holistic profit measurement. Recently, Namasté Solar was highlighted by President Barack Obama during his Denver visit to sign the economic stimulus bill.

"We are proud to recognize these leaders in the sustainable arena," said Graham Russell, CORE's executive director. "Colorado is emerging as a focal point for the New Energy Economy and our award winners reflect the best and the brightest in the renewable and sustainable energy marketplace."

Additional winners of the Sustainable Business Medal of Honor are Spirae Inc. (silver), a Fort Collins-based company that focuses on renewable and distributed energy solutions, and Albeo Technologies, Inc. (bronze), a Boulder-based firm that produces energy-efficient LED lighting for the industrial and commercial marketplace.

About Namasté Solar
As the leading solar company in Colorado with more in-state installations than any other company, Namasté Solar has installed more than 650 PV systems totaling over 3.5 MW since 2005. Its innovative business model includes employee ownership, democratic decision-making, community collaboration, a unique solar grant program, zero-waste initiatives, educational outreach, and holistic profit measurement. Namasté Solar has grown from 3 to 55 people in the past three years. NamasteSolar.com

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