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Energy Ideas for the Colorado Homeowner provides you with the information you need to make good decisions about what you can do to improve the energy efficiency of your home or to decide if renewable energy will work for your situation.  The links below will lead you to documents that you can read online or print out for later use in you quest for improved efficiency.

Energy Efficiency Information

  • Home Energy Checklist
    Are you interested in knowing what can be done to your house to make it more efficient, more comfortable, and more affordable?  This checklist lists all the things you can do to your house to make it more energy efficient and gives you the order in which you should implement the items.  It also exposes a number of myths about energy issues that you might find interesting.  Click on the link above, print out the checklist and get started on your house.
  • Smart Energy Living
    Smart Energy Living is an informational resource provided by Colorado Energy Science Center (CESC). CESC's mission is to increase the understanding and appreciation of energy science and technology in order to enable decision-makers to adopt energy practices that produce economic benefits, reduce environmental impacts and increase the sustainability of energy supply.
  • EnergySavers
    Energy Savers provides homeowners with tips for saving energy and money at home and on the road. By following just a few of the simple tips found on this Energy Savers Web site, you can make your home more comfortable and easier to heat and cool—while you save money. We bring you the latest information on energy-saving, efficient technologies. We even give tips for using clean, renewable energy to power your home.
    EPA's guide to energy efficient products and ideas.
  • Energy Action Guide
    A world of new energy choices is opening up. People in Colorado already are getting electricity from the wind, heat from the sun, and they're building homes that cut energy use to a fraction. And it's only just begun. This action guide is designed to remind you of some things you already know about energy and tell you about a few things you may not know. Mainly, it's designed to make you stop, think, and look where we're going.
  • Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings
    ACEEE's guide to home energy savings.
  • Consumer's Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
    Explore your options for saving energy and using renewable energy at home, at work, in your community, and while driving.
  • E-Star Online Energy Calculations
    E-Star Colorado has developed some handy online calculations that can help you make informed energy decisions. The simplified calculations are designed to tell you how you can expect to save by: adding insulation, reducing air infiltration, replacing your furnace or air conditioner, or by replacing your windows. Scroll down to tools section.
  • Guide to Green Mortgages / Energy Efficient Mortgages
    Green, or “Energy efficient” mortgages, let you borrow extra money to pay for energy efficient upgrades to your current home or a new or old home that you plan to buy. The result is a more environmentally friendly living space that uses fewer resources for heating and cooling and has dramatically lower utility costs. The types of things that are covered include upgrades that you may have thought you couldn’t afford like double paned windows, tankless water heaters, modern HVAC systems, and new insulation.

Renewable Energy Information

  • Colorado Renewable Energy Resource Guide
    The Colorado Renewable Energy Resource Guide is a renewable energy information guide for builders, architects & engineers. The guide contains background information and a directory of where to find renewable energy information and products in Colorado. 
  • EERE Consumer's Guide to  Renewable Energy
    The more we use renewable energy, the more we benefit the environment, strengthen our energy security, create jobs locally, and help improve our economy.
  • Types of Energy
    Types Of Energy contains over 40 articles written by our experts who continually update and add new content.
  • Solar Panels For Your Home
    Everything you need to know before installing home solar panels.  This page is by the

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