The Town of Vail is partnering with Energy Smart Colorado at Walking Mountains Science Center to provide free comprehensive home energy assessments and double rebates for energy efficiency upgrades within the Town of Vail. This means homeowners have access to up to $1,000 in 2020 in rebates; and businesses have access to up to $2,000 in rebates this year from Walking Mountains Science Center. Participants will also have access to a database of local contractors who specialize in energy efficiency. All homes and businesses in Vail are encouraged to participate.
Depending on the needs of the home or business, energy upgrades eligible for rebates may include new HVAC equipment, an Energy STAR refrigerator, insulation and air sealing, LED lighting, programmable thermostats, and more. Rebates will max at 75% of project costs (including any utility rebates, which we can help you with) and are available now, while funds last in 2020.
“This partnership is a great opportunity for residents to get involved and participate in efforts to achieve the goals outlined in the Climate Action Plan for the Eagle County Community. Residential and commercial buildings are a major source of emissions and this program can help improve efficiency and achieve our climate goals.” said Kristen Bertuglia, Town of Vail Environmental Sustainability Manager. Buildings and commercial energy use account for 60% of the county’s greenhouse gas emissions with most of these emissions coming from electricity consumption. This program provides an opportunity for residents to take easy steps to participate in the county’s climate action plan, and to put money back in their pockets.
So far, in Eagle County, through the Energy Smart Colorado program, more than 1,588 homes have received comprehensive home energy assessments, with over 673 home energy efficiency, renewable energy or safety improvement projects completed, as well as over 307 business efficiency or renewable energy projects completed; all resulting in a reduction of over 9,444.49 metric tons of carbon emissions annually.