City of Aurora - Main Street Commercial Energy Efficiency & Conservation Rebate Program

November 22, 2011


Rebates are layered on existing Xcel Energy efficiency and conservation rebates. Participants must first be eligible for and receive an Xcel Energy rebate before applying for an Aurora rebate. The City of Aurora will rebate to the participant the same dollar amount as the received Xcel Energy rebate, up to the defined maximums. Only material/system purchases for the energy efficiency project are refundable; the City of Aurora will not refund installation. The rebate amount may not exceed the materials cost of the project.

Interested Aurora residents should call 1-800-895-4999 or visit to learn how to apply for Xcel Energy rebates. From Xcel’s homepage, select “Colorado” from the state menu. Choose “Residential” on the top navigation bar, and select “Programs & Resources.”

All eligible installations must be completed by a professional contractor who is registered with Xcel Energy. Professional contractors may easily register at Select “Colorado” from the state menu, then select the “Energy Partners” tab from the top of the web page. Click on “Trade Partners.” Select “Residential Programs” on the left navigation area and follow the instructions to register.

Submission Checklist

  • Completed Aurora Energy Efficiency & Conservation Rebate application
  • Copy of Xcel Energy rebate check stub(s)
  • Copy of building permit(s) if applicable
  • Signed confidentiality agreement

The rebate program is effective April 2, 2010 through September 2011. Rebates are offered on a first-come first-served basis until funds are exhausted.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: City of Aurora Planning and Development Services
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Lighting
  • Chillers
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Compressed air
  • Building Insulation
  • Motor VFDs
  • Other EE
Incentive Amount: Lighting: $1-$140 depending on lamp/fixture
Air Sealing: $100
Rooftop A/C & PTAC: $50/ton plus $4/ton for greater efficiency
Condensing Units: $25/ton plus $4/ton for greater efficiency
Split Systems: $50/ton plus $3/ton for greater efficiency
Ground-Source Heat Pumps: $150/ton
Chillers: $6 - $12/ton depending on system
Evaporative Cooler: $200 - $500
Furnaces: $80 - $120
Boilers: up to $4,000/MMBTUH
Water Heaters: $350
Heating System Controls: 25% of cost
VFD Air Compressors: up to $4,500/VFD
Variable Frequency Drives: $400 - $8,000
Motors: $25 - $13,500 depending on system
Energy Management Systems: Incentive amount varies by system
Recommisioning: 75% of cost
Standard Offer: $250/kW or $0.05/kWh
Custom: $400/kW
Maximum Incentive: $3,000 per property
Equipment Requirements: New construction is not eligible (except in the case of lighting improvements).

Material/system installation must be done by a professional contractor who is registered with Xcel Energy. Do-it-yourself installations do not qualify.

All necessary permits must be pulled by a contractor license in the City of Aurora. To check if a permit is necessary for your project, visit and select “Public Works” and then “Building Division” for a list of permit required projects.

Addresses will be verified. Any property owner with a project address outside of Aurora city limits will be denied a rebate.


Name: Energy Rebate Administration
Organization: City of Aurora
Address: 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy.
Aurora CO 80207
Phone: (303) 739-7675

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.