EnergySmart – Your Efficiency Solutions
EnergySmart helps homes and businesses in all Boulder County communities become more comfortable and energy efficient. An expert Energy Advisor can answer your questions, help prioritize projects, connect you with qualified contractors, find and apply for incentives and low-cost financing, and make energy upgrades easier and more affordable!
EnergySmart is designed to stimulate local economic growth, increase energy efficiency investment in Boulder County and advance the state’s energy independence through energy upgrades. EnergySmart is a collaborative partnership with Boulder County, the City of Boulder, the City of Longmont and the local utilities, Xcel Energy, and Platte River Power Authority. It is funded by Boulder County, the City of Boulder Climate Action Plan (CAP) tax, and the City of Longmont. Residential services are administered by Populus.
EnergySmart was initially funded by a $12.5 million, 3-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s BetterBuildings Program. The grant goals of at least 10,000 homes and 3,000 businesses served by the end of 2013 were successfully achieved. Of the original grant funds, $7.1 million continues to be held in a loan-loss reserve supporting $35 million in financing for home and business energy improvements. EnergySmart will continue with local funding to expand services beyond energy efficiency to also assist residents and businesses with water conservation, recycling and composting.