Making energy improvements simple and affordable.
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.
In 2014, the program incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to make energy efficiency improvements simple and affordable for Colorado residents.
Energy Smart Colorado (ESC) is now a collaboration of 10 community partners serving 25 Colorado counties whose collective goal is to make residential and commercial energy efficiency improvements simple and affordable while advancing community-based goals for energy efficiency or climate action.
Through ESC's community partners, homeowners and businesses are provided with energy assessments, coaching on energy recommendations, access to financing (including rebates and loans), and connections to qualified local contractors to perform energy improvements.
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 climate action. 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.
"WOW! Just had an Energy Smart evaluation. WHAT AN AMAZING experience. The team was fantastic & we found so many small ways to improve energy issues in the house. EVERYONE SHOULD DO THIS! I can't believe this only costs $100! Best money anyone can spend! THANK YOU!"
- Facebook Post by Nicole Sordi Dewell, Teacher, Eagle County Schools
"We'd highly recommend the Energy Smart Program. We added attic insulation & sealed our windows and doors, both cost effective solutions to improve the comfort of our home. The cost savings on our energy bills was an added bonus." - Chris & Stacey Romer
"This program gave us the opportunity to improve the quality and value of our property as well as the efficiency of our heating system." - Wolfe Mueller
"I didn't even know something like this was available. We got our $100 back right away with LED bulbs, insulating pipe wrap, and a programmable thermostat and then got a report that helped us make further improvements." - Traci Bratton
"If I can make my house a better house, I'm all for it. Your savings every year could add up to a vacation or a fancy dinner!" - Susan Flynn
"Take your energy projects as far as you can with sales, rebates, and deals. It's such a good feeling to be participating in something beneficial to all. It doesn't take much effort to cut back our energy use a little. I don't feel drafts anymore. The place stays at a much more constant temperature. The main benefit is definitely the increased comfort." - Martha Ferguson