Boulder County - Elevations Energy Loans (Colorado)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Colorado

Name Boulder County - Elevations Energy Loans
Incentive Type Local Loan Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Clothes Washers/Dryers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Lighting, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Motors, Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Residential: 500 - 25,000

Commercial: 1,000 - 150,000

Terms Terms range from 36 months to 10 years

Rates start as low as 2.75% APR for homes and 3.75% for businesses

Program Administrator Elevations Credit Union
Date added to DSIRE 2012-09-26
Last DSIRE Review 2014-06-26

References DSIRE[1]


The Elevations Energy Loan can be used to finance a wide variety of efficiency and renewable energy projects in homes and businesses. Homes and businesses located in Boulder County or the City and County of Denver are eligible for the low-cost financing. Loan applicants receive assistance from an Energy Advisor through EnergySmart and Denver Energy Challenge, respectively. Homeowners must select from a qualified pool of contractors. All borrowers will be required to pay a $25 processing fee and become members of Elevations Credit Union.

Elevations Credit Union has partnered with Boulder County and the City/County of Denver to offer this full-suite of services. Both EnergySmart and the Denver Energy Challenge help residents and businesses identify, finance, and schedule energy improvements in their homes. The “One Stop Shop” aims to reduce the hassles and hurdles associated with improving a home’s or business’s energy efficiency and comfort by providing an energy advisor to each participant. The advisor can assist with scheduling an energy assessment, reviewing contractor bids, and identifying and applying for all applicable incentives.

Residents and businesses in Boulder County can contact EnergySmart at or 303-441-1300 (for businesses) and 303-544-1000 (for homes) for more information. Residents and businesses in the City and County of Denver can contact the Denver Energy Challenge at or 720-865-5520 for more information. This video also provides additional information.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Elevations Energy Loans Program
Department Elevations Credit Union

Phone (800) 429-7626


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"