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 as they implement climate action plans. 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.
"Due to Energy Smart's audit and the upgrades I was able to make, I am confident my home is more efficient, but more importantly, I know it is safe. I have great piece of mind knowing that my home and family are safe from any possible gas leaks or carbon monoxide fumes. The Energy Smart assessment is a tremendous value." - Jeanne McQueeney, Eagle County Commissioner
"After the insulation was added, I felt too hot in my house and had to turn down the thermostat! I noticed fewer icicles hanging off the roof and it's been easier to clear the snow off the roof. Everyone who came to work on the house was really great." - Clotilde Gallegos, Leadville
"We definitely recommend the Energy Smart home energy assessment to anyone who thinks their home is not well insulated. We were very impressed with the infrared camera photos that clearly showed the air leakage from our home." - Denise Fisk, Pagosa Springs
"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've definitely noticed months (especially in the shoulder seasons) where our monthly bills came in lower than the year before. We simply didn't have to turn the heat on as early as we thought we might need it. We also noticed we didn't need to turn on the fireplace as much as we had the winter before, and the icing over of the windows didn't occur as often." - Del Deocampo, Breckenridge
"We participated in the home energy audit program because our home felt cold and drafty in the winter, even after installing new windows. The audit report identified several opportunities for improvement (which we completed) including adding foam insulation and air sealing the attic and crawlspace. Last winter, we noticed how much warmer the house felt, as well as significantly lower energy bills." - Jeannie Robert, Pagosa Springs
"We'd highly recommend the Energy Smart Program. We added attic insulation and 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, Eagle-Vail
"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, Eagle