With energy-saving upgrades, residents are safeguarded against continually rising energy bills, as well as being kept safer from heat waves like we experienced during the Summer of 2012 and deep freezes that leave many people vulnerable. Reducing energy use also reduces a resident’s carbon footprint…. Read moreRead more »
Reducing oil and gas usage through efficiency and renewables is a matter of national security, according to the Military Advisory Board and many Pentagon studies and programs.
Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn (USN, Retired) and James Woolsey (former director of the CIA) are two prominent voices for renewables and energy efficiency, as well as microgrid systems that reduce vulnerability to … Read moreRead more »
For the growing number of older Americans, aging in place is easier with the benefits of Home Performance Upgrades — better ventilation, air quality, and thermal comfort; fewer pests; improved security from modern windows; superior light and noise control from improved air sealing and insulation. Upgrades to accommodate mobility and other challenges are make day to day living more enjoyable…. Read moreRead more »
In August 2009, Eric Doub founded EcoSmart Homes to offer homeowners performance upgrades in insulation and air leakage for comfort, health and energy savings.
Two years later, the Boulder-based company has evolved into a one-stop shop: Staffers perform whole-house energy audits, create reports with efficiency solutions, schedule upgrades and verify maintenance through customized monitoring packages.
The home performance evaluations are … Read moreRead more »
Effective January 1, 2012, Xcel Energy will require all Colorado contractors that perform home energy audits to use a cutting edge software called Recurve that has become the industry standard. The software will help contractors accurately calculate the current energy status of a home and recommended improvements that will make the home more energy efficient. . The Department of Energy … Read moreRead more »
Energy consumption has been on the rise all over the world for the past 30 years. With average utility costs within the US ranging from $1900- $2400 per year for a home owner, more people are beginning to examine their choices for creating a more energy efficient home. These are ten top upgrades you should consider to help make your … Read moreRead more »
BOULDER, Colo. (October 21, 2011) – Xcel Energy’s home energy auditors got some new marching orders recently. Effective January 1, Xcel announced that it will require all contractors that perform home energy audits to use the new industry standard software called Recurve.
EcoSmart Homes, a Boulder based company that conducts energy audits and home performance upgrades, has been designated as … Read moreRead more »
Article by Valerie Gleaton
October 14, 2011 –
With Boulder’s much-touted “300 days of sunshine a year,” solar power seems like a no-brainer for residents who want to green their home energy. Once financially out of reach for most homeowners, solar is becoming more accessible due to decreasing technology costs and incentive programs that help offset the cost of solar … Read more