Energy Smart Colorado is a multi-county program that assist residents across Colorado in improving the comfort, safety and efficiency of their homes. In addition to working with homeowners, Energy Smart has programs for businesses as well.
To apply for rebates or sign up for an Energy Smart Home Energy Assessment visit Energy Smart Colorado at www.energysmartcolorado.com.
Energy Smart Colorado transforms the local energy efficiency market and stimulates home and business energy improvements through access to information, capital, and a skilled workforce.
About Energy Smart:
Energy Smart Colorado partners with existing non-profits to provide rebates and Home Energy Assessments. The program was originally made possible by funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhood program in 2011 for Pitkin, Eagle, and Gunnison Counties. The grant concluded in August of 2013 and since then Energy Smart Colorado has expanded and now operates in six counties in rural Colorado.
- Reduce energy consumption 20% in 20% of homes by 2020
- Create a replicable, self-sustaining program for communities in Colorado
- Incentives: Rebates and financing
- Assessments: Home energy assessments and walk-throughs for businesses
- Coaching: Energy Smart coaches provide advice on energy use, rebates, contractors and more, available over the phone or in person
To get started on making your home more comfortable and saving money, enroll in Energy Smart today! Call our office at (970) 925-9775, visit the Energy Smart Colorado website, or swing by one of our two offices:
Aspen: 111 Aspen Airport Business Center, Suite M
Carbondale: Third Street Center, 520 South Third Street
Colorado House Bill 1350, signed into law in 2008, authorized the formation of energy improvement districts to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Boulder County immediately took action and created a bonding program, modeled after a similar program in Berkeley, CA to help homeowners surmount the high upfront costs for renewable energy installations. In November 2009, Pitkin, Eagle, and Gunnison County voters passed a similar measure to create a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program here. This voluntary, opt‐in Local Improvement District would have enabled eligible property owners to apply for financing through the County to fund their energy upgrades, the costs of which would then have been repaid via special assessment on their property tax bill. Property owners who did not consent to participate in the District would not be impacted by the program. In 2010, Pitkin County postponed the launch of the Energy Smart Program in response to lender letters issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
However, as a result of our work on PACE, Eagle, Pitkin, and Gunnison Counties were awarded funds by the Governor’s Energy Office and the Department of Energy to establish a comprehensive energy efficiency program for residential homes in our areas.