Roaring Fork Valley - Energy Smart Colorado Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

July 07, 2023


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Energy Smart Colorado is the first rural multi-jurisdictional consortium in the U.S. to implement a comprehensive residential energy efficiency program.

Residents of Boulder, Eagle, Gunnison, Lake, Pueblo and surrounding counties, Roaring Fork Valley, Southwest Colorado, Summit, Park, Yampa Valley, Routt, and Moffat counties are eligible for energy efficiency and renewable energy assistance, rebates, and financing through the Energy Smart Colorado program. The program helps homeowners identify, finance, and complete energy improvements in their homes.

In addition to this, the program also offers utility efficiency rebates of varying sizes for customers of City of Aspen Electric, Atmos Energy, Black Hills Energy, Empire Electric, City of Gunnison Electric, Gunnison County Electric, Holy Cross Energy, La Plata Electric, Mountain Parks Electric, San Isabel Electric, San Miguel Power, SDCEA, XCEL Energy, and Yampa Valley Energy.

Each participating county operates an Energy Resource Center (ERC), providing homeowners and contractors with a local, reliable one-stop-shop for information and service. Each ERC is staffed with a Building Performance Institute certified Home Energy Advisor who provides expert advice, coaching, and assistance with enrollments, home energy assessments, and improvement projects.

Energy Smart in Roaring Fork Valley

The Energy Smart program serves the Roaring Fork Valley through the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE), a nonprofit organization promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in western Colorado. The Roaring Fork Valley Energy Smart program is funded through the Renewable Energy Mitigation Program (REMP). (Energy Smart Colorado serves Garfield County through the Clean Energy Economy for the Region.)

Home Energy Assessment

Interested homeowners can schedule a reduced-cost home energy assessment with a qualified Energy Smart Analyst who will come to the home and perform a comprehensive home safety and energy assessment. There are a variety of free improvements the Energy Smart Analyst may install at the time of the assessment including a programmable thermostat, efficient lighting, hot and cold water pipe insulation, a hot water tank insulation blanket, and door weather-stripping.


In addition to the Home Energy Assessment, the homeowner may also be eligible to receive an Energy Smart rebate. Energy Smart provides direct rebates for energy improvement projects and also maintains up-to-date information on other financial incentives from utilities, state and local governments, and federal tax credits. Rebates for energy efficiency measures are available for existing construction. For information on rebates for renewable energy, click here.


For information on the Loan Program, click here

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Thermal Electric
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Heat pumps
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • LED Lighting
Incentive Amount: Home Envelope
Air Sealing: 25% of project cost up to $500
Insulation: 25% of project cost up to $500

Heating and Cooling
Programmable Thermostat: 25% of project cost up to $500
Balanced Insulation: 25% of project cost up to $500
Heat Pump: 25% of project cost up to $2,500
Heat Pump: Water Heater: 25% of project cost up to $500

Lighting Controls
LED Lighting: 25% of project cost up to $500
Controls: 25% of project cost up to $500

Renewable Energy
Solar PV System: 25% of project cost up to $2,500
Solar Thermal System: 25% of project cost up to $2,500
Solar PV/Thermal Tune-ups: 25% of project cost up to $500
Storage System: 25% of project cost up to $2,500
Equipment Requirements: Contact program administrator for more information
Installation Requirements: Contact program administrator for more information


Name: Tara Stitzlein
Organization: Pitkin County
Address: 111 AABC Suite M
Aspen CO 81611
Phone: (970) 925-9775

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.