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City and County of Denver - Elevations Energy Loans Program (Colorado)

Eligibility 
Commercial
Residential
Savings Category 
Heat Pumps
Lighting
Photovoltaics
Solar Water Heat
Program Info
State 
Colorado
Program Type 
Local Loan Program
Rebate Amount 

Residential: $500 - $25,000
Commercial: $1,000 - $150,000

Provider 
Elevations Credit Union

The Elevations Energy Loan can be used to finance a wide variety of efficiency and renewable energy projects in homes and businesses. Homes and businesses located in Boulder County or the City and County of Denver are eligible for the low-cost financing. Loan applicants receive assistance from an Energy Advisor through the respective program ([http://www.energysmartyes.com/ EnergySmart] in Boulder County; [http://www.denverenergy.org/ Denver Energy Challenge] in the City/County of Denver). In order to qualify for solar PV and geothermal upgrades, borrowers must achieve 15% energy efficiency improvements to the property through these respective programs. Solar thermal technologies are not required to meet this 15% requirement. Homeowners must select from a qualified pool of contractors. A $25 processing fee will be applied and all borrowers will be required to become members of Elevations Credit Union.

Elevations Credit Union has partnered with Boulder County and the City/County of Denver to offer this full-suite of services. Both programs (EnergySmart and the Denver Energy Challenge) help residents and businesses identify, finance, and schedule energy improvements in their homes. The “One Stop Shop” aims to reduce the hassles and hurdles associated with improving a home’s or business’s energy efficiency and comfort by providing an energy advisor to each participant. The advisor can assist with scheduling an energy assessment, reviewing contractor bids, and identifying and applying for all applicable incentives.

Residents and businesses in Boulder County can contact EnergySmart at [http://www.energysmartyes.com/ www.EnergySmartYES.com] or 303-441-1300 (for businesses) and 303-544-1000 (for homes) for more information. Residents and businesses in the City and County of Denver can contact the Denver Energy Challenge at [http://www.denverenergy.org/ www.denverenergy.org] or 720-865-5520 for more information. [http://youtu.be/xzkW_wpstJk This video] also provides additional information.