Boulder COUNTY BUSINESS REPORT | AUGUST 24, 2012

Boulder Housing Partners Sets 'Zero' Goal

Boulder Housing Partners has joined 10 for Change, an initiative that challenges Boulder County businesses to save money by integrating sustainability practices in their operations. BHP is pursuing a wide-ranging sustainability program with the intention of becoming the nation's first net-zero energy and zero-waste housing authority.

 

Boulder COUNTY Press Release | AUGUST 23, 2012

Last Chance to Enter EnergySmart Home Energy Makeover Contest

Residents in Boulder County have until Friday, Aug. 31 to become eligible to win a Home Energy Makeover by signing up for a home energy assessment from EnergySmart.

One Home Energy Makeover contest grand prize winner will receive a whole-house makeover, valued at up to $20,000. The prize package 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.

CREDIT UNION TIMES | AUGUST 14, 2012

Elevations CU Debuts Energy Loans

To help pay for energy efficiency upgrades, members of Elevations Credit Union will have access to a new suite of loans.

The $1.1 billion cooperative in Boulder, Colo., said the loans for businesses and homeowners are a part of the Elevations Energy Loan initiative, which is a partnership with Boulder EnergySmart and the Denver Energy Challenge.

Boulder COUNTY BUSINESS REPORT | AUGUST 7, 2012

Energy Savings Touted with Help of Rebates

Rebates and incentives through the EnergySmart program were hailed Tuesday by representatives of area commercial ventures, who have made use of them to achieve dramatic energy savings and reductions in their use of resources.

Boulder Daily Camera | AUGUST 7, 2012

Boulder County's new energy-efficiency loan program kicks off Wednesday

For a year and a half, advisers from Boulder County's EnergySmart program have been visiting homes and businesses, helping ferret out the spots where energy was leaking from the structures -- perhaps through un-insulated walls, old windows or inefficient furnaces -- and encouraging property owners to make changes.

Now, energy advisers have a new tool available to woo property owners into actually taking action on energy-efficiency improvements: access to financing.

Boulder COUNTY BUSINESS REPORT | AUGUST 3, 2012

Get a green loan

If you have plans to remodel your home in Boulder County to something that's more energy efficient, there's some new cash available to help.

You can get up to $25,000 in a loan for any and all energy-efficiency projects through the new Elevations Credit Union program.

Boulder COUNTY BUSINESS REPORT | AUGUST 3, 2012

Energy-smart Retrofitting

Gary Neptune knows a good deal when he sees one, and he's seeing one every month when he looks at his utility bill.

"We're saving about 25 to 30 percent every month on our bill," Neptune said. "That's like 350 to 475 bucks a month on our bill, and that's good deal."

LONGMONT TIMES CALL | JULY 25, 2012

Boulder County EnergySmart seeks public input

Boulder County's EnergySmart program, which helps owners of homes and businesses reduce their energy consumption and utility bills, is seeking people's comments about their experiences with the program, as well as comments from people who might be interested in participating in the program's energy-savings measures in the future.

Boulder COUNTY BUSINESS REPORT | JULY 20, 2012

Lights out for some efficiency incentives

Rebates from the EnergySmart program for commercial property owners to upgrade their lighting or HVAC systems are ending because the funds have run out, according to the program's administrators.

The program has issued $1,222,000 in rebates since it launched in November 2010, according to data provided by EnergySmart. More than 500 businesses have received rebates, which were issued for more than 730 projects.

Boulder COUNTY BUSINESS REPORT | JULY 6, 2012

Going Green for Less

Reduced electric bills — and rebates for making that happen — top the list of reasons why making your home or office greener is a good idea.

Then there's that whole better-for-the-earth reasoning too, of course.

According to Meagan Forney, membership and outreach manager with the Colorado Green Building Guild, the first steps to green up a building won't cost a cent.

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