Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) offers a variety of rebates to commercial customers which upgrade to energy efficient equipment. Rebates are available for energy efficient heat pumps, unit heaters, general lighting, outdoor lighting and refrigerated lighting. In order to qualify for the rebates, customers must submit an application, which are located on the program web site. Applications must be accompanied by a receipt and/or other proof of purchase with the brand, model, and serial number included.
Colorado Springs Utilities offers a variety of energy and water efficiency incentives to its residential customers through the Residential Rebate Program. Rebates are offered for single and multi-family residences. In some cases, the rebate amount depends upon the cost of such improvement.
Through its Renewable Energy Rebate Program, Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) offers a rebate to customers who install grid-connected solar-electric (PV) systems, wind systems, and solar water heaters. To calculate the PV system’s AC output, a de-rating factor is used to account for shading and suboptimal orientation or tilt. All Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) generated from systems installed under this program are conferred to CSU for compliance with Colorado’s Renewable Energy Standard*.
The Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) Energy Efficient Builder Program offers an incentive to builders who construct ENERGY STAR® qualified homes within the CSU service area. The incentive range from $110 to $800 per home. ENERGY STAR® qualified homes are designed to deliver improved comfort, healthier air quality, longer durability, and lower energy bills. Incentives are awarded after a third-party verification is completed. Builders must follow all program guidelines outlined on the program web site. For more information, builders should contact Colorado Springs Utilities.
The Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) Business Energy and Water Efficiency Rebate Program offers a variety of incentives to business customers who upgrade evaporative cooling, HVAC, irrigation, lighting, motors, windows, toilets and urinals in participating facilities. Follow all efficiency and equipment guidelines on the program web site. Some rebates vary by the size, capacity or efficiency of purchased equipment. In order to receive rebate, complete application form with all necessary information. Purchases must be made and installed by December 31 of the current program year.
Colorado Natural Gas offers the Excess is Out Program for residential and commercial customers in Colorado. Incentives are available for purchasing and installing energy efficient furnaces, boilers, hot water heaters, programmable thermostats, insulation, tank wrap, pipe wrap, caulk and weatherization measures. Under this offering, home energy evaluations, insulation rebates and air sealing rebates are only available to residential customers. All equipment must meet certain energy efficiency standards listed on the program web site.
Executive Order 123, signed in October 2007, established the Greenprint Denver Office and the Sustainability Policy for the city. The Sustainability Policy includes several goals and requirements meant to increase the sustainability of Denver by having the city government lead by example.
In 2006, the City of Boulder established a solar sales and use tax rebate for photovoltaic (PV) and solar water heating installations. Solar system owners may receive a rebate (essentially a tax refund) drawn from the unrestricted tax revenues collected from solar energy sales.
The City of Boulder's solar access ordinance guarantees access, or "solar fences," to sunlight for homeowners and renters in the city. This is done by setting limits on the amount of permitted shading by new construction. A solar access permit is available to those who have installed or who plan to install a solar energy system and need more protection than is provided by the ordinance.