The Aspen Energy Challenge for Property Managers
DID YOU KNOW? The single largest contributor to Aspen’s emissions is the residential sector? That means our homes are consuming more energy than Aspen’s cars and buses, more than all the hotels and restaurants, more than the airport! Don’t believe us? Learn more here.
The Aspen Energy Challenge is offering a range of incentives and promotions to help residents save energy. One of those promotions is to reward property managers for their work in making simple energy improvements in the homes they manage.
2015-16 Property Manager Reward Program:
Sign up any of your properties for a Home Energy Assessment and get $100 bucks from us. Just indicate your name and property management company in the Comments box on page 4 of the enrollment form.
TIP: Offer the Home Energy Assessment as one of the services your company will provide. It is a great tool to understand energy savings opportunities in the home.
What will your clients get?
- A safer home. An energy assessment will test the air quality of the home and alert you to hazardous conditions. We will check for carbon monoxide and gas leaks.
- $100 worth of quick fixes that could include
- A programmable thermostat
- LED light bulbs
- Hot and cold water pipe insulation
- A hot water tank insulation blanket
- Door weather stripping
- A comprehensive report analyzing the home’s energy use and a prioritized list of recommended energy improvements (identified with a blower door test and infrared camera).
And get another $250!
Move forward on any of the recommendations in the report and if the project has a minimum cost of $500, you can get $250, just for you. Better yet, apply rebates from Energy Smart Colorado and from the utility provider to save your client money on the project, and walk away with a few hundred bucks in your pocket as a “thank you” from us.
- We are here to help you apply for the assessment and for rebates.
- Feel free to call Brad Davis at CORE at 925-9775 ext.506.
Tips for Energy Management in Your Properties:
- Offer building hibernation services for when homes are unoccupied
- Reduce heat to 54-58° and reduce hot water temperature to 70°.
- Turn down hot tubs when owners are not there.
- Ensure lighting is shut down when the home is unoccupied.
- Shut down entertainment systems and accompanying cooling systems.
- Ensure heating systems and ice melt systems are shut down at the end of winter.
- Offer increased home automation systems
- Managing energy usage at multiple locations can be challenging. There are services designed to help property managers track energy and water consumption including the Energy Star Portfolio Manager or WegoWise.
- Occupancy sensors and advanced programming can generate large energy savings.
- Remotely view and control lighting, HVAC, and other building systems remotely.
- Add an additional service for owners who want to check on their home even when away.
- Save money on fuel costs by eliminating unnecessary visits to your properties.
- Make sure all the “low hanging fruit” is handled
- LED lighting – 1/6 the energy, reduced maintenance, better quality light.
- Heat tape timers –Only run when necessary and only during daytime hours.
- Recirculation pump timers – Reduced maintenance and savings.
- Regular maintenance/ tune up of HVAC systems.
- Replace filters on air handlers. Companies like “Filter Easy” will deliver air filters to the home.