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EcoSmart Homes Sponsors $75,000 Fox 31/CW2 Home Green-Over – Contest Ends April 17, Winner Announced on Earth Day.
Boulder, CO – April 11, 2011 – EcoSmart Homes, Boulder’s one-stop for home comfort and energy upgrades, is a proud sponsor of the Fox 31/CW2 Home Green Over Project, a multi-phase, collaborative effort to educate Colorado homeowners on how to make their homes more comfortable, healthy, and energy efficient while saving them time and money. The project launched in late March with a contest offering homeowners the chance to win a complete home energy performance remodel worth up to $75,000. Entries are due April 17th (http://www.kdvr.com/lifestyle/green), and a winner will be announced April 22nd (Earth Day).
The Home Green Over Project offers EcoSmart Homes an incredible opportunity to showcase the new hassle-free, time and money-saving, whole-house approach to home improvement. Owners of drafty, uncomfortable, energy-hogging homes used to have to make calls to a multitude of contractors to get relief. Now they can make one call to EcoSmart Homes and rest-assured that their home improvement project will be completed with the utmost care in just 4 easy steps (assess, recommend, improve, verify). Eric Doub, CEO of Ecosmart Homes, warned, “The Home Performance Industry is growing rapidly. There are many ‘Single Measure’ companies out there who will recommend their product because that is what they sell, not because you will reap the greatest rewards from that measure. ’You need insulation, because we sell insulation.’ Or windows. Or furnaces.’” He recommends that homeowners “look for a company that is on the frontier of the emerging home performance industry, a company that will be your trusted adviser in providing you comprehensive, turnkey service for comfort, health, and energy improvements. The whole-house approach is essential for you to be happy, and for your home to be safe: Don’t air seal and insulate without taking care of moisture sources such as in your crawl space; only reduce air leakage to the point that your furnace and water heater are operating safely, and so on.”
The top contending homes for the $75,000 Home Green-Over prize will receive a comprehensive assessment from EcoSmart, which includes an energy audit that will reveal the building’s issues as well as inform the upgrade recommendations that will result in the greatest improvement. The winning home will undergo all of the recommended upgrades, which aim to decrease energy demands through measures like air sealing, insulation, and window replacement, improve air quality with proper ventilation and attention to moisture sources, as well as add renewable energy production by adding a solar electric system. The results will be verified upon completion, proving that an uncomfortable, energy-leaky house can be made into a healthy, comfortable, energy-efficient, more valuable smart home!
About EcoSmart Homes:
EcoSmart Homes, headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, is Denver metro Colorado’s one-stop solution to home comfort and energy upgrades. EcoSmart takes a hassle-free, whole-systems approach, handling everything from a home energy audit, to recommending comfort & energy improvements, to performing upgrades, to verifying that the work completed accomplished what it was meant to. One call does it all for the ultimate in home comfort, health and energy performance. Contact: Ryann Anderson, Director of Marketing, EcoSmart Homes, 720-936-0831 or email@example.com, www.ecosmarthomes.com
About the Home Green Over Project:
The Home Green Over Project is presented by Fox 31 & CW2 and aims to educate Coloradoans on new technologies and streamlined financial solutions to upgrade the energy performance, health, and comfort of their home. Other sponsors of the Home Green Over Project include SolarGlass, EcoTech Institute, Governor’s Energy Office, Bank of Colorado, Horizon Mechanical, Denver Solar and Wind, The AV Specialists, Command Performance, Water Purification Specialists, Excelerated Oil, Thermal Craft Insulation, DenverGreenStreets.com, and Smart Earth 3D Tours. Visit http://www.kdvr.com/lifestyle/green/ for more information, or contact Account Executive Adam Chapman (303-566-7643 or Adam.Chapman@kdvr.com).