DENVER POST | JULY 5, 2012

EnergySmart Announces Home Energy Makeover Contest

County residents who sign up for the EnergySmart program's home energy assessments by Aug. 31 will be eligible for prizes in the form of home energy makeovers.

Boulder COUNTY PRESS RELEASE | JULY 2, 2012

EnergySmart commercial rebate funds nearly exhausted

Energy advising, utility rebates and financing continue

Boulder County, Colo. – The EnergySmart commercial service continues to be a great success, thanks to all of the businesses and contractors throughout Boulder County that have implemented energy saving projects. Due to the high response, only $143,000 remains of the EnergySmart commercial rebate funds. EnergySmart has awarded more than $1 million to businesses since the rebates launched in November 2010.

2nd ANNUAL ENERGYSMART BUSINESS AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

This summer, EnergySmart invited all Boulder County businesses and commercial property owners who had completed energy efficiency upgrades at their establishment to apply for the 2nd annual EnergySmart Business Awards.

WINNERS

Winners were announced at the Boulder Earth Conference in June 2013. Congratulations to:

Awards all-recipients web

  • The W.W. Reynolds Companies: a leading real estate services company, located in Boulder. With over three million square feet under management they are committed to providing their tenants with solutions that enhance their work environment, lower their occupancy costs, and improve our environment. With the help of Xcel and EnergySmart they were able to achieve these goals and improve their tenants' experience.
  • Hover Senior Living Community: a thriving, forward thinking, caring community, located in Longmont, where all are served with integrity and respect. They work to enhance the quality of life for seniors through innovation and affordability. When asked about their experience with Energy Smart, the management at Hover said "it has been an enjoyable, dream come true. Their knowledgeable staff has led us to sound energy efficient solutions to our renovation questions."
  • WaterStreet Plaza managed by Gibbons and White: over one million square feet of commercial office, retail and industrial property. WaterStreet Plaza, located on Canyon Boulevard in Boulder, consists of three multi-tenant buildings with retail units on the ground level and office suites on the three upper floors. Gibbons-White, Inc. completed an extensive lighting retrofit including delamping to save energy.
  • Tebo Development offers a wide range of retail, office and industrial space. Their portfolio consists of over 200 properties that they own and manage. EnergySmart helped Tebo make their choices clear, provided back-up data, and allowed them to complete energy efficient upgrades to their buildings which otherwise would be difficult to coordinate.
  • SAE Circuits Colorado Incorporated: manufactures quality Printed Circuit Boards and serves a diverse customer base. SAE Circuits has operated on 63rd Street in North Boulder since 1972. SAE has worked continuously to be a community player when it comes to resources that are required to produce their products. In the last several years they have replaced and updated the plant lighting, compressed air delivery, and heating and cooling systems that are more efficient and have a smaller environmental impact.

AWARD DETAILS

What: EnergySmart Business Awards

Why: To recognize business / commercial properties with exemplary commitments to energy efficiency

Eligibility: applicant businesses/ commercial properties must be located within Boulder County, and must have received EnergySmart Advising, an EnergySmart rebate, or both.

ENERGYSMART COMMUNITY EVENTS

EnergySmart invites all Bouder County residents and businesses to one of three community events. Join us to find out how your home or business can benefit from energy efficiency.  

  • Hands-on energy efficiency tips
  • Learn from local energy and finance experts
  • FREE BBQ! Games and prize drawings!

Don't miss this unique opportunity!

BOULDER

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2013

Time: 10am - 2pm

Host: Table Mesa Hardware

Where: 691 S Broadway  

LONGMONT

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2013

Time: 10am - 2pm

Host: Ace Hardware

Where: 1727 Main St  

LAFAYETTE

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013

Time: 11am - 3pm

Host: Jax Ranch & Home

Where: 400 W South Boulder Rd 

These events made possible in partnership with:

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MID-PROGRAM REPORT, NAVIGANT CONSULTING | MAY 31, 2012

Navigant Mid-program Report

During summer 2012, Navigant Consulting completed a "snapshot" progress report of EnergySmart, including reviews of local impact. READ THE FULL REPORT.

BOULDER DAILY CAMERA, MAY 19, 2012

W.W. Reynolds and Boulder County EnergySmart upgrade 1 million square feet

Gary Neptune, owner of Neptune Mountaineering in Boulder, has liked what he's seen lately when he opens his electricity bill.

Over the last year and a half, W.W. Reynolds has voluntarily retrofitted more than 1 million square feet of its commercial real estate with energy-efficiency upgrades, which have largely included new lighting or heating and cooling systems.

Boulder COUNTY PRESS RELEASE | MAY 4, 2012

EnergySmart program half way to participation goals

More than 5,000 homes and 1,500 businesses enrolled

Boulder County, Colo. – EnergySmart's residential program enrolled its 5,000th participant today, less than two weeks after the commercial service topped 1,500 participating businesses.

EnergySmart launched its countywide energy efficiency services in January 2011. Aiming to reach 10,000 homes and 3,000 businesses by the end of May 2013, the program is on target to reach its participation goals.

ALLIANCE TO SAVE ENERGY | APRIL 30, 2012

State Focus: Energy Advisers Help Spread Energy Efficiency Renovations in Colorado

A lack of time or money can deter people from investing in energy efficiency upgrades. Yet in one Colorado region, energy advisers and financial incentives are helping overcome these traditional barriers.

"An energy adviser is like a personal assistant helping you through every step of the way to improve the comfort of your home and improve the bottom line of your business," said Boulder County Sustainability Coordinator Susie Strife.

Boulder Daily Camera | April 29, 2012

Sean Maher: A good problem to have in Boulder

...City leaders should also be sensitive in how they encourage commercial users to conserve energy. The current efforts including Energysmart and 10 for Change have worked well. When it comes to getting business people to behave, carrots are always more effective than sticks....

COLORADO HOMES, AUGUST 25, 2012

EnergySmart and Denver Energy Challenge on Channel 20

Meet Jeremy Epstein of Boulder County EnergySmart, and Sharon Procopio of the Denver Energy Challenge. In this short video, they discuss how Boulder and Denver County residents and businesses can save energy and money. It's easy! Watch the interview here: www.cbagentinfo.com/aux/tv/album1/show120825/viewInterview?interview=1

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