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U.S. Bank to finance Green projects in Colorado.

“US Bank collaborated with State Representative Joe Miklosi, State Senator Gail Schwartz and the Colorado Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) for this program,” said Hassan Salem, president of U.S. Bank in Denver. “U.S. Bank chose to pilot the program in Colorado based on the state’s commitment to promoting energy efficient home building and because Coloradoans are known for their love of the outdoors and green living. There has also been increased consumer interest in tax incentives and rebates.”


Energy Savings at Home

There’s no doubt about it. The choices you make at home can lead to significant savings—in energy and money.

Using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) is offering rebates to Coloradans who take specific energy-efficiency and/or renewable energy measures.

The program is designed to stimulate the economy and save energy by encouraging Coloradans to replace old appliances with new ENERGY STAR® models, incorporate energy-efficient measures or install renewable energy systems.

The rebates will be offered statewide on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted.


Residential Energy Efficiency and Conservation Rebates

The city of Aurora is offering several renewable energy and energy efficiency and conservation incentives for Aurora businesses and homeowners. The incentives are funded through stimulus funds received from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.


Apply for a city of Aurora rebate


More info on other Colorado Rebate Programs


DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.



City and County of Denver – Denver Energy Challenge for Residents

Eligible Efficiency Technologies:  Furnaces , Building Insulation, Air Sealing

Amount:   Insulation and air sealing: 40% of project cost up to $375 Gas Furnace: $250

Equipment Requirements: Insulation: Must meet 2009 IECC recommended climate zone requirements. Includes attic and exterior wall insulation Furnace: Must be Energy Star certified; AFUE greater than or equal to 90%

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Boulder County – EnergySmart Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Whole House Fans, Evaporative Coolers, Advanced Combustion Wood and Pellet Stoves, Windows and Sliding Glass Doors, Air Conditioning and Furnace/Boiler Tune-Ups

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Xcel Energy (Electric) – Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs

Eligible Efficiency Technologies:  Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Led Exit Signs, Evaporative Coolers

Amount:  A/C and Heat Pumps: $500-$1000 Evaporative Cooling: $200-$1000/unit Ground Source Heat Pumps: $300/ton Electric Pump Water Heater: $450 Attic/Wall Insulation, Air Sealing and Weatherstripping: 20% of cost Water Heating: $25-$90/unit Discounted CFLs & LEDs at retailers, for locations visit

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Xcel Energy – Residential ENERGY STAR Rebate Program

Eligible Efficiency Technologies:  Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Furnaces , Boilers, Programmable Thermostats, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Energy Audits

Amount:  Air Sealing & Weatherstripping: $160 Attic Insulation & Bypass Sealing: $350 High Efficiency Lighting: $40 Wall Insulation: $800 Set Back Thermostat: $25 Furnaces: $170 – $200 Boiler: $160 Electric Heat Pump: $550 Ground Source Heat Pump: $300/ton Central AC: $300 – $550 Evaporative Cooling (Whole House): $275 – $1,000 ECM Motor- $200 Tankless Water Heater: $200 Power Vented Water Heater: $100 ENERGY STAR Refrigerator: $15 ENERGY STAR Dishwasher: $15 ENERGY STAR Clothes Washer: $70

Equipment Requirements:  Attic Insulation must be R-19 and increase by R-25 Air Sealing/Weatherstripping: 15% air leakage reduction CFLs, install 20 Wall Insulation must be above grade and wall cavity 90% void Tankless Water Heater: 0.82 EF Water Heater: Above 0.67 EF or 0.80 EF depending on rebate Furnace 92%+ AFUE depending on rebate Boiler: 85% EF A/C: 14.5+ SEER depending on rebate

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