BOULDER WEEKLY | July 2, 2015
“EnergySmart, they really have it figured out,” Roarty says. “I like to figure things on my own, just dive in and sort things out, but they were just a beacon in the night. They were wonderful.”
LONGMONT TIMES CALL | June 16, 2015
Special incentives for energy efficiency upgrades have been made available to residents in Lafayette.
A $100 limited-time bonus rebate, as well as efficient LED lighting or programmable thermostats, is being offered on a first-come, first-served basis to assist Lafayette homeowners to save energy and money. If this special incentive is combined with other EnergySmart and Xcel rebates, residents may enjoy up to $450 in savings.
Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE) — which is funded by Boulder County, Boulder and Longmont and provides services throughout the county — has re-launched this year as a one-stop shop for technical advice, rebates, incentives and certification for business sustainability. PACE advisers can help a business reduce its energy use, send less waste to the landfill, use water more efficiently and support employees in driving less.
Boulder County, Colo. – A new round of rebates for energy efficiency upgrades is available to homes in all Boulder County communities. Residents are also eligible for discounted home energy assessments and up to four free dimmable LEDs. These offerings assist homeowners in identifying the most cost-effective home improvement opportunities in order to save energy, money and time.
LONGMONT - The first time Ron Eccher had an energy audit, his home was leaking 5,285 cubic feet of air per minute — enough to inflate 5,285 basketballs. On Thursday, after putting in new insulation and new air seals, workers from Eco Handyman checked the air flow again.
Boulder County, Colo. – Residents in all Boulder County communities are now eligible for a $30 discount on a home energy assessment or SmartRegs inspection, bringing the $120 cost for these services down to $90 for residents or owners of single-family and/or multi-family properties, including rental property owners in the City of Boulder pursuing SmartRegs compliance.
Additionally, residents in Boulder County wishing to learn more can now enroll for a free phone-only consultation. The free phone-only service will allow residents to ask questions and get advice based on similar homes.
Q: What are some eco-friendly options for insulating an unheated room of my home that was once a patio?
A: Enclosing a rarely used patio space is a great way to add year-round useable square footage to your home. Installing insulation is a necessary process to ensure that room comfortably connects with the rest of your home. Foam installation is an effective solution to full sealing because it's fire-resistant and provides a strong temperature barrier in tight spaces.