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Roaring Fork Valley - Energy Smart Colorado Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/15/2014
Program Overview:
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: Local Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Refrigerators, Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Lighting, Furnaces , Boilers, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Whole House Fans, Evaporative Coolers, Heat Tape Timers
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Multi-Family Residential
Amount:Residential: Varies by technology
Multi-Family Residential: 25% of project costs up to $2,500
Commercial: 25% up to $2,500
Maximum Incentive:Residential: Varies by technology
Multi-Family Residential: $10,000 per entity
Commercial: $2,500
Equipment Requirements:Refrigerators: "CEE Tier 3” models only.
Insulation projects must conform to 2012 IECC standards
Windows: U-.32 minimum
Sliding glass doors must conform to ENERGY STAR guidelines
Furnace/Boiler: AFUE of 92% or greater
Water Heater: 0.92 EF or greater for electric; 0.67 EF or greater for gas; 2.0 EF or greater for heat pump
Lighting: Bulbs must be ENERGY STAR or DesignLights Consortium listed
Installation Requirements:Air sealing: completed prior to insulation
Windows: must be part of a comprehensive, whole-house “upgrade”; all single pane, aluminum, or wood frame windows must be replaced
Lighting: Must upgrade existing bulbs, rebate is not available for the addition of new bulbs or fixtures
Heat Tape Timer: Must include indicator light and hardwired by a licensed electrician
Web Site: http://www.energysmartcolorado.com/
Summary:

Energy Smart Colorado is the first rural multi-jurisdictional consortium in the U.S. to implement a comprehensive residential energy efficiency program.

Residents of Roaring Fork Valley and Eagle, Gunnison, Lake, and Summit 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.

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 Roaring Fork Valley

The Energy Smart program serves the Roaring Fork Valley through the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE), a nonprofit organization promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in western Colorado. The Roaring Fork Valley Energy Smart program is funded through the Renewable Energy Mitigation Program (REMP), which has raised over 12 million dollars since its inception in 2000. (Energy Smart Colorado serves Garfield County through the Clean Energy Economy for the Region.)

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.

Rebates

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. Rebates for energy efficiency measures are available for existing construction. For information on rebates for renewable energy, click here.

Loans

For information on the Loan Program, click here


 
Contact:
  Pitkin County
Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE)
111 AABC Suite M
Aspen, CO 81611
Phone: (970) 925-9775
E-Mail: Pitkin@EnergySmartColorado.com
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