Energy Smart Colorado is the first rural multi-jurisdictional consortium in the U.S. to implement a comprehensive residential energy efficiency program.
Residents of Boulder, Eagle, Gunnison, Lake, Pueblo and surrounding counties, Roaring Fork Valley, Southwest Colorado, Summit, Park, Yampa Valley, Routt, and Moffat counties are eligible for energy efficiency and renewable energy assistance, rebates, and financing through the Energy Smart Colorado program. The program helps homeowners identify, finance, and complete energy improvements in their homes.
In addition to this, the program also offers utility efficiency rebates of varying sizes for customers of City of Aspen Electric, Atmos Energy, Black Hills Energy, Empire Electric, City of Gunnison Electric, Gunnison County Electric, Holy Cross Energy, La Plata Electric, Mountain Parks Electric, San Isabel Electric, San Miguel Power, SDCEA, XCEL Energy, and Yampa Valley Energy.
Each participating county operates an Energy Resource Center (ERC), providing homeowners and contractors with a local, reliable one-stop-shop for information and service. Each ERC is staffed with a Building Performance Institute certified Home Energy Advisor who provides expert advice, coaching, and assistance with enrollments, home energy assessments, and improvement projects.
Energy Smart in Lake County
The Energy Smart program serves Lake County through the Cloud City Conservation Center, which offers residential programs for home energy upgrades.
Home Energy Assessment
Interested homeowners can schedule a reduced-cost home energy assessment with a qualified Energy Smart Analyst who will come to the home and perform a comprehensive home safety and energy assessment. There are a variety of free improvements the Energy Smart Analyst may install at the time of the assessment including a programmable thermostat, efficient lighting, hot and cold water pipe insulation, a hot water tank insulation blanket, and door weather-stripping.
In addition to the Home Energy Assessment, the homeowner may also be eligible to receive an Energy Smart rebate. Energy Smart provides direct rebates for energy improvement projects and also maintains up-to-date information on other financial incentives from utilities, state and local governments, and federal tax credits.
For information on rebates for renewable energy, click here.