The production and use of energy, most of which comes from fossil fuels, accounts for more than 84% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. As of 2016, 67.2% of Louisville GHG emissions came from electricity and natural gas usage from residential and commercial users.
In efforts to minimize our carbon footprint, the City has partnered with Xcel Energy and other organizations across the region to enhance our renewable capacity and increase overall efficiency. In 2017, Louisville achieved a 3.2% decrease in electricity usage and a 1% decrease in natural gas usage from our 2015 baseline, successfully shrinking our overall carbon footprint by 11% MTCO2 across the community!
In order to further decrease our community's usage, we need your help!
Xcel’s newest program offering, Renewable*Connect, is online for residential and small business/commercial (less than 25kW), offering 100 percent clean energy to participating customers and growing renewable capability within the state.
The energy customers will receive is “homegrown” solar, generated locally from an additional 50 MW resource to be built in Deer Trail, Colorado in eastern Arapahoe County on a site that's roughly the size of 300 football fields combined.
EnergySmart helps homes and businesses in all Boulder County communities become more comfortable and energy efficient. An expert Energy Advisor can answer your questions, help prioritize projects, connect you with qualified contractors, find and apply for incentives and low-cost financing, and make energy upgrades easier and more affordable.
2018 Rebates: Residents in all Boulder County communities are now eligible for new rebates from EnergySmart. All rebates can be used alone, or combined with financing to fully fund your upgrades. Rebates are available on a first come, first served basis so call today!
Elevations Home Energy Loans: EnergySmart and Elevations Credit Union are working together to offer you home energy loans to homes and businesses and can be used for a wide range of energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades including insulation, air sealing, heating, cooling, water heating, windows, solar PV, and electric bike purchases
Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) assists low-income families and individuals with their heating costs and runs November 1st through April 30th. Find out more here.