Residential Green Building Incentives & Rebates
The time has never been better and the payback so quick. Between federal tax credits, utility and state rebates, and local programs there is more money and more assistance available than ever before. Don't miss this opportunity. Explore your options now
Boulder, Denver, Garfield, Pitkin, Eagle and Gunnison counties were awarded millions of dollars in ARRA grant from the Department of Energy to ramp-up energy efficiency retrofits to homes to increase energy independence, reduce greenhouse gas pollution, and create jobs in the construction sector.
If you live in one of these areas find out how you can use these services to save money and make your homes and businesses more comfortable and energy efficient. They all provide services to make it easy and rebates and incentives to make it more affordable than ever.
EnergySmart services in Boulder County Join more than 4,000 homes benefiting from limited-time rebates and expert EnergySmart Advisors. Boulder County, City of Boulder, and City of Longmont have collaborated to offer energy efficiency services to homes (and businesses) in all Boulder County communities. An expert EnergySmart Advisor and great rebates can help you start saving energy and money today. Visit EnergySmart or call 303.441.1300.Neighborhood Energy Sweeps Volunteers and staff go door-to-door providing direct assistance with energy efficiency: they install CFL bulbs and low-flow shower heads for free and provide information and advice on being more energy efficient.
Boulder County, in collaboration with Elevations Credit Union and City and County of Denver will be offering low interest energy efficiency and renewable energy loans beginning spring/summer of 2012. These loans can be made towards eligible energy efficiency and renewable energy measures improvements to homes and businesses participating in the EnergySmart or Denver Energy Challenge Programs.
The LPEC Weatherization program (a division of the Housing and Human Services department) provides energy audits and energy-saving retrofits to income-qualifying households; not only does this make their homes more comfortable, but it also saves the resident money on utility bills.
City and County of Denver
Denver Energy Challenge
The Residential program provides free energy advising services to residents who sign up and want to save money and cut energy use. These free advisors are independent, knowledgeable resources to help you understand your home's energy usage, lcoate rebate and financing options, and ultimately guide you through the upgrade process.
Clean Energy Challenge
You get access to an Energy Coach who will help you: get lined up with the kind of energy assessment you need; maximize local and utility rebates; find contractors and review bids and, find solutions to potentially complicated energy and comfort issues in your building.
Eagle, Pitkin, and Gunnison Counties
In 2011, Energy Smart opened Energy Resource Centers (ERCs) in each of the three counties. These ERCs provide a one-stop shop with step-by-step guidance and are staffed with Home Energy Advisors who provide expert advice and coaching to homeowners through the entire retrofit process.
City of Boulder
Solar Rebate and Grant Programs The Solar Rebate Program, implemented by ordinance, provides a partial sales and use tax rebate on qualified photovoltaic (PV) or solar thermal (hot water) systems installed within the city of Boulder.
City of Longmont
The City of Longmont offers programs that help residents and businesses protect our watershed, preserve open space, recycle resources, be more energy and water efficient, use more renewable energy, build better buildings, and have alternate forms of transportation available.
City of Louisville
The City of Louisville also offers water efficiency rebates for turf-type buffalo grass, soil moisture sensors, drip irrigation systems and water-efficient clothes washers and toilets. For more information, visit the City of Louisville Public Works web site.
City of Fort Collins
Fort Collins electrical utility customers qualify for a home energy audit and rebates.
- Home Performance With Energy Star Rebate Program: To participate, the homeowner must first have a qualifying energy audit performed on their home through Xcel Energy. The audit must include a blower door test to establish natural air changes in the home and determine eligibly for the air sealing rebate. Customers must complete all improvements before they are eligible to receive any rebates.
- Xcel Energy's Solar*Rewards Program provides two separate incentives for customers who install grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems sized up to 120% of the average annual load of their homes and facilities. Customers will receive an upfront rebate payment, plus a separate payment for the renewable-energy credits (RECs) produced by their system.
- Heating and Cooling Rebates: Standard rebates are available for heat pumps, evaporative coolers, central A/C systems, furnaces, boilers, water heaters and insulation which meet the program requirements.
Longmont Power & Communications offers a matching grant program for Longmont residential customers to help offset the cost of installing and upgrading efficiency measures. Longmont Residential Matching Grant.
Platte River Power Authority (for Fort Collins, Longmont, Loveland, and Estes Park) provides electricity to its four member communities through their municipal utilities, including Estes Park Light and Power, Fort Collins Utilities, Longmont Power and Communications, and Loveland Water and Power Department. Each of these four utilities offers financial incentives for high-efficiency cooling, lighting, and other equipment.
State of Colorado
Visit ReCharge Colorado for a comprehensive access to rebate information. There are many rebates available to Coloradans that take specific energy efficiency and/or renewable energy measures. Explore how you can save money and energy at home by replacing old appliances with new ENERGY STAR® models, incorporating energy efficient measures, or installing renewable energy systems.
Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency If you purchase an energy-efficient product or renewable energy system for your home, you may be eligible for a federal tax creditWeatherization Assistance Program enables low-income families to permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient.