Homes in Denver come in a variety of shapes and sizes. More importantly, how we use energy at home varies throughout the year due to the change of season, number of residents or how much we pay for energy. Making your home energy efficient can improve comfort while reducing your energy bills. It can also help the City meet its climate goals while protecting public health.
Unsure where to begin? Consider an energy audit to assess your home’s energy use before beginning projects.
A home energy audit is a 2-3 hour diagnosis of your home performed by a certified and licensed auditor. The diagnostic tools used during an audit (blower door and infrared camera) are used to help diagnose a home when you can’t see issues with the naked eye. After the audit is complete, a report will identify opportunities to improve your home now, and into the future when it’s time to replace appliances such as your heating or cooling systems.
Rebates through Xcel Energy
This loan makes energy upgrades easy and affordable by offering low-cost, long-term financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements.
Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency click here
1. Neighborhood Roadmap – Securing a Group Discount click here.
A helpful tool for neighborhoods/groups interested in facilitating a group discount for a specific home energy efficiency measures like insulation, furnace, evaporative coolers, solar etc.
This program supports Denver neighborhoods in deepening their sustainability efforts, while getting support and recognition from the City.
Home Energy Score Pilot for Denver Sellers, Buyers and New Homeowners
The Home Energy Score pilot has ended. At this time all time slots for the month of December are filled and we can no longer schedule appointments. If you wish to be added to a waitlist should we have cancellations for December, please email HomeEnergy@denvergov.org.
From May 2018 through December 2019 Denver ran a pilot that explored whether sharing Home Energy Scores would drive awareness and energy savings for prospective home buyers, sellers and those who have recently purchased. A full report of our findings will be available to the public in December. If you would like to receive notification about the report, please email HomeEnergy@denvergov.org.
Xcel Energy offers a few programs you may wish to take advantage of to assess your home:
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