Who are the supporting program consultants?
CLEAResult: Energy Efficiency Consulting
Helping homeowners and landlords get EnergySmart
CLEAResult is a residential energy efficiency consulting firm with a local office (formerly Populus LLC) in Boulder, Colorado. CLEAResult has worked with municipalities throughout the United States to design and implement residential sustainability programs and green building codes for both existing and new homes, including the nation's first performance-based energy code for rental housing. CLEAResult works with Boulder County to administer the Residential EnergySmart services.
Behind the numbers (and the Kilowatt Kidz)
ICF, one of the world's leading management and analytical consulting firms, assists clients in managing the world's natural, physical, economic and community resources in a sustainable way. ICF works with Boulder County to manage and analyze the program participation and energy consumption data from the EnergySmart program. Through the use of ICF's Strategic Intelligence Management System (SIMS), energy usage trends are analyzed to quantify the actual energy savings and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions resulting from the energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements being made to Boulder County homes and businesses.
ICF also helped develop the Kilowatt Kidz program in collaboration with Boulder County, Eco-Cycle and educators in the Boulder Valley School District. The Kilowatt Kidz program is a hands-on, place-based 4th and 5th grade energy education program that is aimed at improving energy literacy for young scholars in Boulder County.
Cypress is processing commercial EnergySmart rebates. Cypress receives rebate applications from EnergySmart Advisors and processes them before sending rebate checks to customers.
The Cadmus Group, a national consulting firm, worked with EnergySmart during its first year to develop our name, logo, and branding, as well as a research-based marketing and outreach plan.
The creative design
Walden Hyde has helped with the creative design of EnergySmart videos, ads, and the current website. They are credited with the clean and innovative look of our marketing campaign.
Who are EnergySmart partners?
Bringing it all together
Boulder County, in partnership with the cities of Boulder and Longmont, offers the EnergySmart service to residents and businesses. EnergySmart helps homes and businesses in all Boulder County communities become more comfortable and energy efficient.
Boulder County initially received $12 Million in funding from a 3-year U.S. Department of Energy grant to develop EnergySmart. The grant goals of 10,000 homes and 3,000 businesses served by the end of 2013 were successfully achieved. Of the original grant funds, and in partnership with Elevations Credit Union, $7.1 million continues to be held in a loan-loss reserve supporting $35 million in financing for home and business energy improvements.
EnergySmart continues with local funding from Boulder County and the cities to expand services beyond energy efficiency to also assist residents and businesses with water conservation, recycling and composting. EnergySmart reflects several Boulder County guiding values, including responsible environmental stewardship for current and future generations, and to improve services through innovation, collaboration and creativity.
Boulder County Public Health
Working with businesses to be EnergySmart
Boulder County Public Health designed and administers the Commercial EnergySmart service. Energy Advisors work with businesses to identify energy-saving opportunities and take advantage of incentives and financing to upgrade to more efficient and better performing equipment. Boulder County Public Health has been working with businesses in Boulder County for nearly 20 years to achieve energy, waste, water, and other sustainability goals through the award-winning Partners for A Clean Environment (PACE) Program.
City of Boulder, Local Environmental Action Division (LEAD)
Laying the groundwork for local climate action
In 2006, the City of Boulder staff and community developed a Climate Action Plan (CAP) to serve as a roadmap for achieving Boulder’s emissions reduction goals. One program concept that originated from Boulder’s CAP focused on eliminating barriers to property owners making energy efficiency improvements to their buildings, a program design originally known as “Two Techs and a Truck.” With the help of the grant and collaboration with Boulder County and the City of Longmont, “Two Techs and a Truck” expanded into EnergySmart, while still addressing these same barriers. The City of Boulder continues to contribute CAP tax funds to support EnergySmart for both residents and businesses in the city. LEARN MORE ABOUT ENERGY SERVICES
City of Longmont
Improving services for Longmont residents
In April of 2010, the City of Longmont was awarded $325,000 from the DOE's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program. To maximize resources and offer consistent, county-wide energy efficiency programs, Longmont has designated this funding to supplement the EnergySmart program, increasing services already in place for Longmont utility customers. LEARN MORE ABOUT LONGMONT SERVICES
Does EnergySmart have rebates?
EnergySmart sometimes has rebates. It is best to call us at 303.544.1000 to discuss the current status of our rebate pool. Rebate amounts, measures, and qualification requirements vary depending on what Boulder County city you live in. In order to qualify for any EnergySmart rebates, you must have enrolled in EnergySmart prior to making a rebate-eligible upgrade. EnergySmart does not offer any retroactive rebates. EnergySmart rebates are first-come, first-served.
Are the EnergySmart rebates available for new construction?
No, the rebates are only available for retrofits to existing buildings. Please contact an Energy Advisor at 303.544.1000 to determine whether your project is eligible.