Energy Smart Colorado, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

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 $84.6 Million in local investments in energy efficiency, electrification, 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 $5.2 Million in utility costs and over 45,351 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.


"I recently purchased a quirky cabin that needs a lot of updating and the project is atypical. Kasey and her team worked with me to make sure I was able to access the right resources for my needs. The report that Mark produced was detailed and helpful and his recommendations were actionable." - Rachel Meier, Salida

"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


Making energy improvements simple and affordable.

Background Statement

Energy Smart Colorado began in 2010 as a federally funded program to promote residential energy efficiency in the central mountain region. Eagle County, Pitkin County, and Gunnison County worked successfully with community-based nonprofits to promote energy efficiency. In 2014, the program incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Energy Smart Colorado (ESC) is now a collaboration of 10 community partners serving 18 Colorado counties whose collective goal is to make 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 on-bill repayment programs, incentives, rebates, tax credits 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 robust data management system, participant enrollment support, as well as energy reduction tracking and program marketing.

Organization Data


Organization name

Energy Smart Colorado, Inc.

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)




Organization Size

Medium Organization


PO Box 4842
Frisco, CO 80443


PO Box 4842
Frisco, CO 80443

Service areas

Pitkin County, CO, US

Summit County, CO, US

Eagle County, CO, US

Gunnison County, CO, US

Routt County, CO, US



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