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.
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.
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 were announced at the Boulder Earth Conference in June 2013. Congratulations to:
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 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.
Don't miss this unique opportunity!
Date: Saturday, June 1, 2013
Time: 10am - 2pm
Host: Table Mesa Hardware
Where: 691 S Broadway
Date: Saturday, June 15, 2013
Time: 10am - 2pm
Host: Ace Hardware
Where: 1727 Main St
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:
BOULDER DAILY CAMERA, MAY 19, 2012
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.
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.
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.
...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
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