Energy Efficiency

About two-thirds of our community-wide greenhouse gas emissions are associated with energy consumption in buildings and community infrastructure like streetlighting and water pumping. Energy efficiency is one of the easiest and most cost-effective things you can personally do to reduce our collective climate impact.

Energy Efficiency Tips and Resources

  • Follow these energy conservation tips and resources from LPEA's Together We Save website.
  • Install LED lights including motion sensors and Dark Sky compliant lights outdoors.
  • Install a programmable thermostat and set it to energy saving temperatures.
  • Fix cracks and leaks in your home that let air out.
  • Explore more tips from this CSU Extension home energy checklist.

Programs for Your Home

  • Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) provides support paying heating bills and heating system repairs and/or replacement. This is an income-qualified program with enrollment open from November 1 through April 30 each year.
  • Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides a free home energy assessment and support for equipment replacement and home improvements to increase energy efficiency, and even rooftop solar. This is an income-qualified program administered by Housing Resources of Western Colorado.
  • Colorado’s Affordable Residential Energy (CARE) program also provides a free home energy assessment and support for equipment replacement and home improvements to increase energy efficiency. This program is also income-qualified, but is open to a wider range of income levels than WAP. It is administered by the Four Corners Office of Resource Efficiency (4CORE).
  • Energy Smart Colorado program provides a home energy assessment and a comprehensive report that outlines clear suggestions for possible upgrades. There is no income limit to participate, but there is a fee for service. Participants are eligible for $150 rebate from LPEA once at least one recommended measure is installed. This program is administered by 4CORE.

Residential and Commercial Utility Rebates

Installing Solar

Heat Pump Resources

Green Power Purchases

  • Green Power Purchase program allows LPEA customers to purchase certified blocks that tie their electricity consumption directly to renewable generation from the utility grid.

Financing for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

  • LPEA on-bill financing program offers LPEA members the ability to finance efficiency upgrades on their monthly utility bill instead of having to pay for the project fully up-front.
  • State of Colorado RENU loan program provides affordable loan options for home efficiency upgrades that are available to a wide range of homeowners and credit scores.