Energy Smart Colorado is a collaboration of 10 community partners serving 18 Colorado counties who are advancing community-based goals for energy efficiency or climate action by sharing resources, building capacity, and providing mutual support.
Since 2010, ESC has helped communities develop and implement climate action programs that have directly led to more than $77 Million in local investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. In partner communities, over 10,000 energy assessments have resulted in the completion of over 5,000 energy upgrades. More importantly, each year, Energy Smart participants are saving over $4.73 Million in utility costs and over 42,118 metric tons of CO2. ESC has helped communities develop strategic plans, necessary program infrastructure, and trained program personnel to enable this reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
"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