$495,000 now available to businesses, commercial property owners
Boulder County, Colo. – A new round of rebates for energy efficiency upgrades are now available to businesses and commercial property owners in Boulder County looking to make building and equipment improvements that save energy and money.
The EnergySmart program, available throughout Boulder County, is offering $495,000 in rebates to businesses and commercial property owners for eligible projects completed between June 10 and the end of this year, or until funds are committed. This funding is available in addition to existing utility rebates and applies to qualifying projects in lighting, heating and cooling, refrigeration, food service, motors and drives, server virtualization and more.
Interested businesses are encouraged to call an Energy Advisor at 303-441-1300. The Advisor helps to ensure that projects qualify for both EnergySmart and local utility rebates, and can assist in identifying contractors and completing rebate applications. Payments will be made to qualifying applicants upon completion of projects on a first-come, first-served basis.
“We’re extremely pleased with the success of EnergySmart since it launched in January 2011, and value the ongoing collaboration with our partners to continue to make the program accessible to businesses and homes in Boulder County,” said Boulder County Commissioner Cindy Domenico. “The program helps businesses and residents make educated decisions about the most cost-effective improvements to do in their businesses and homes.”
More than 750 businesses throughout Boulder County have implemented energy efficiency upgrades that will save more than 12 million kWh a year – the equivalent of taking 1,800 passenger vehicles off the road. Since November 2010, EnergySmart has awarded $1.6 million in rebates to businesses, supporting the investment of over $8.5 million in energy efficiency improvements in commercial buildings located within Boulder County. EnergySmart rebates are funded by Boulder County and the City of Boulder’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) tax.
EnergySmart provides a full suite of services to help local businesses identify valuable energy-saving opportunities and guide businesses through the energy upgrade process. For more information and to review eligibility requirements, call an Energy Advisor at 303-441-1300 or visit www.EnergySmartYES.com. In addition to servicing Boulder County businesses, EnergySmart provides services to residents in all Boulder County communities.
The program is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the U.S. Department of Energy’s BetterBuildings grant program and is sponsored in partnership by Boulder County, the cities of Boulder and Longmont, Xcel Energy and the Platte River Power Authority.