BOULDER DAILY CAMERA | SEPTEMBER 3, 2011
A Boulder County program that pairs "energy advisers" with home and business owners interested in upgrading their buildings has been a major boon for area contractors who specialize in increasing energy efficiency.
"The Boulder program has effectively doubled the size of our workload," said Mike Truitt, business manager for the Fort Collins-based This Efficient House.
In honor of the beginning of the school year I want to share what I did for my summer fun – I gave my home an insulation makeover. It may not sound glamorous, but as I've learned, it's the most cost-effective step to increase comfort and reduce my energy bill.
LONGMONT TIMES CALL | AUGUST 21, 2011
Longmont's Avedon Engineering recently retrofitted all the lighting at its manufacturing plant, which amounted to a lot of lights, considering it has 160,000 square feet spread out over two buildings.
But not only will the more energy-efficient lighting pay for itself over time, but the company saw this as the time to do it specifically because of rebate dollars available now to cover a portion of its capital expenses, according to Scott Canby, the company's project manager.
The City of Boulder's SmartRegs ordinance has now been in effect for over six months. Despite initial concerns, a number of property owners have been able to comply with these new regulations at minimal expense. The primary driver for early compliance has been EnergySmart, which is a limited-time county-wide service sponsored in partnership with the City of Boulder and Boulder County.
COLORADO & COMPANY ON 9NEWS, JUNE 20, 2011
Laura Hutchings, president of Populus, speaks with Colorado & Company about home energy upgrades through the EnergySmart program that improve the efficiency and comfort of both homes and workplaces. Click the title above to watch the interview.
Ah, summer. Time to snuggle up with a cozy blanket. Crazy? Not at all. Insulation, which acts like a blanket for your house, might seem like a winter-time project, but in fact, proper air sealing and insulation can help you stay comfy and cool this summer. By thoroughly sealing air leaks and insulating your home, you can slow the sun's heat from sneaking in and stop your cool indoor air from leaking out.
NEW ERA NEWS | JUNE 15, 2011
With six months down and just shy of two years to go, EnergySmart has reached 20% of its goal. Funded through a $25 million federal grant as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the program was launched In January 2011 by Boulder County to help our community cut down on carbon emissions and save a little cash. If you're looking to save some money on the energy bill and look out for the enviornment, EnergySmart might be for you. Funds available are first-come first-serve, so hop on it.
BOULDER DAILY CAMERA | MAY 10, 2011
Boulder County is offering up to $1,000 per household in rebates for energy-efficiency upgrades until July 31.
The rebates are being offered as part of the county's EnergySmart program, and the money can be used for qualifying projects, including adding insulation, replacing furnaces, installing energy-efficient windows and buying Energy Star appliances.
GREEN BUILDING ADVISOR, MAY 4, 2011
EnergySmart is mentioned in this interview with Chautauqua Project Manager, Jeff Medanich.
There really is no greater remodeling challenge than green historic preservation. After a 25-year career in East-coast remodeling and then Colorado production homebuilding, Jeff Medanich is tying together all this experience in his green retrofit work at Chautauqua.
THE BETTER BUILDINGS VIEW | APRIL 30, 2011
A homeowner in Boulder County was concerned that her house "leaks like a sieve," wasting energy and draining her checkbook. She looked to the Boulder County EnergySmart program for help. And she wasn't alone. The Boulder County program started accepting applicants in January and since then has received an estimated 850 sign‐ups from residents. It's no wonder EnergySmart was recently featured on the local news site The Daily Camera.