About Energy Smart Colorado
Energy Smart Colorado began in 2010 as a federally funded program to provide energy efficiency services to residences in the central mountain region. The program was created and delivered by Eagle County, Pitkin County, and Gunnison County working collaboratively with their community-based non-profit partners.
Energy Smart Colorado is a growing network of member organizations that share the same mission–to make energy improvements simple and affordable. The platform includes a local Energy Resource Center with energy advisors, who can provide access to information, access to financing (including rebates and loans), and access to a skilled workforce.
In addition to starting up and supporting member organizations, Energy Smart Colorado also provides services to utilities and municipalities to help meet statewide and community goals for efficiency and carbon emissions reduction. These services include a consistent field assessment tool, a data management system, public education and outreach, participant enrollment support, and reduction tracking and data management.
Making energy improvements simple and affordable.
Demonstrate 20% energy savings in 20% of homes and businesses by 2020
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.
Energy Smart Colorado Provides:
Access to Information: Each home and business has its own unique energy needs. That’s why we have Energy Coaches and Energy Assessment tools available to help HOMEOWNERS and BUSINESS OWNERS develop plans to improve the energy efficiency, comfort, health and safety of their building.
Access to Capital: Don’t let the cost of energy efficiency upgrades be a barrier to making the Energy Smart choice. Some energy efficiency measures require little funding, for measures with a higher cost we have cash-back REBATES and a LOAN PROGRAM.
Access to a Skilled Workforce: Energy Smart Colorado’s success is built on the quality of its local WORKFORCE. The program has provided training and development to contractors and Energy Smart Analysts to foster a resilient local energy efficiency economy.