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.Read more...
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.Read more...
Boulder officials announced Friday that there are no more SmartRegs rebates available for 2012 after giving out $160,420 in upgrade assistance this year.
The rebates -- designed to help defray the cost of complying with the city's new SmartRegs energy-efficiency standards for rental property owners -- will be available again in 2013, but the amount and structure of the rebates have not been announced.Read more...
Boulder County, Colo. – Paul Norton completed home energy improvements with the help of an EnergySmart Advisor. Both his family and his tenants are enjoying the benefits of greater comfort and lower energy costs. Maeve Conran from KGNU interviewed both Paul Norton and Energy Advisor Hannah Bulick live on the radio.
Boulder County, Colo. – Dennis Coombs of the Pumphouse Brewery in Longmont and Priscilla Cohan of Boulder Arts and Crafts in Boulder completed energy improvements with the help of an EnergySmart Advisor. Maeve Conran from KGNU interviewed both business owners and Energy Advisor Amanda Sutton live on the radio.
Reichert family will receive $20,000 worth of energy upgrades
Boulder County, Colo. – John Reichert and his family received a pleasant surprise when the Boulder County Commissioners and EnergySmart staffers visited to award them the Grand Prize in the EnergySmart Home Energy Makeover.
The Home Energy Makeover grand prize, valued at approximately $20,000, includes a new energy efficient furnace, air sealing and insulation upgrades to the attic and crawlspace/basement, an energy efficient water heater, cooling system upgrades, and $4,000 to use for recommended energy upgrades of the homeowner's choosing.Read more...
BOULDER -- Cara Owen of Longmont is one of four Boulder County homeowners who won second-place prizes in EnergySmart's Home Energy Makeover contest.
Prizes included a new energy efficient furnace, home air sealing, insulation upgrades and $1,500 for a recommended energy upgrade of the homeowners' choice.Read more...
Grand Prize Winner to be announced later this week
Boulder County, Colo. – Four lucky Boulder County homeowners received a pleasant surprise today when EnergySmart staffers showed up to award them with $10,000 worth of home energy upgrades.
The four homes announced today won equal second-place prizes in EnergySmart's Home Energy Makeover contest. The prizes include a new energy efficient furnace, home air sealing and insulation upgrades, and $1,500 to use toward a recommended energy upgrade of the homeowner's choice. Each winning home was randomly selected from all entries of homes needing these upgrades.Read more...
BOULDER VALLEY LIFELONG LEARNING | SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
Are you paying high utility bills and wishing your home were more comfortable' Planning on energy upgrades, but unsure of where to start' Before you replace those windows, attend this seminar. We will practice simple energy-saving measures, setting priorities for the biggest bang for your energy buck, and review the ways that Boulder County's energy conservation program, EnergySmart, can help you achieve your goals (free money!). Bring your specific energy questions, a wintertime energy bill, and a small appliance to test with the Kill A Watt electricity usage monitor.
Please read: Each student will receive a $50 coupon toward enrollment in EnergySmart services. Each student that enrolls in EnergySmart will receive a free energy-saving kit for their home. The kit contains several CFLs, a showerhead, 2 faucet aerators, pipe insulation, and weatherstripping.
Classes offered September 20 and 27 at Casey Middle or Monarch High Schools.
Sign up for the class or learn more here: http://bouldervalley.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=4379&int_category_id=3&int_sub_category_id=8&int_catalog_id=0