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July 27, 2017

Boulder County Offers EnergySmart IQ: Benefits for Income Qualified Homeowners

Boulder County low- to middle-income residents can access significant rebates for home energy efficiency and solar upgrades while funds last.

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County works to make sustainability accessible to all which is why Boulder County’s EnergySmart IQ is offering low to middle-income households extra incentives to make their home more comfortable and affordable with energy efficient and renewable energy upgrades.

Two Pathways:

Solar Rebates up to $3,000 – Whether a home is looking to save money, switch off natural gas or help protect our environment, EnergySmart IQ can help with increased solar rebates. This increased rebate is available to income qualifying homes earning up to 120% Annual Medium Income– see table below.

“Rooftop solar is a great tool to help homes reduce their cost of living and their impact on the environment but it typically comes with a high upfront cost,” says Dave Hatchimonji, EnergySmart program manager. “With this higher rebate and our low-interest energy loan through Elevations Credit Union, solar energy can now be an affordable option to more Boulder County homeowners.”

50% Off Energy Efficiency Upgrades – EnergySmart IQ partners with Longs Peak Energy Conservation (LPEC) to offer half off of home energy upgrades such as high-efficiency furnaces, insulation, air sealing, LEDs and more. These upgrades typically result in lower utility bills, improved indoor air quality, and a more comfortable home year round. This service is available to income qualifying homes earning less than 80% Annual Medium Income – see table below for details.

“This program has been rewarding in that it has allowed us to offer our services to middle-income households who might not otherwise be able to afford to install energy efficiency related upgrades in their homes,” says Brittany Kammerzell from LPEC. “Through this partnership, a resident may pay $2,000 for a 95% efficient furnace, whereas on the open market it is on average $5,016.”

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About EnergySmart:

EnergySmart is a Boulder County service helping residents in Boulder County communities lower their energy bills and increase the comfort of their homes. A free, 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! Learn more at

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TAble 1 - 2017 Gross Annual Household Income Limits

Table 2 - 2017 Gross Annual Household Income Limits