Denver Energy Loans Recognized By U.S. Green Building Council Colorado Chapter
U.S. Green Building Council Colorado today announced the Denver and Boulder Energy Loan Program was selected as one of six Colorado organizations to receive its first ever Public Interest Design award.
The Public Interest Design award recognizes Colorado-based leaders and businesses that use places, products, and processes designed or redesigned for maximum social impact.
The Denver Energy Challenge, an energy efficiency program at the City and County of Denver, launched the low-cost energy loan program in partnership with EnergySmart in Boulder County in August of 2012.
Available through Elevations Credit Union, the loans marked a new era for energy efficiency awareness, enabling residents and businesses the opportunity to obtain low-interest financing for energy efficient improvements.
“These loans are a sustainable way for us to ensure that the community has access to capital for small or large energy projects for years to come, said Tom Herrod, Denver Energy Challenge Grant Manager at the City & County of Denver.”
Since Launching the program in 2010, the Denver Energy Challenge has helped more than 6,180 residents and 1,280 businesses save over $2.3 million in utility costs.
The Denver Energy Challenge is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Neighborhood Program.
For more information, or to sign up for the Denver Energy Challenge, visit www.DenverEnergy.org.
For more information on the Public Interest Design Awards Contact Patti Mason, Director of Advocacy, USGBC Colorado, 303-292-6181 email@example.com.