The Energy Resource Center works closely with Colorado Springs Utilities as well as other utility providers and nonprofits in El Paso, Elbert, Douglas, Fremont and Teller counties.
Our mission is to help income-qualified residents make energy efficiency improvements to their homes or apartments that will increase their quality of life, save them money on energy bills. Our efforts help to keep southern Colorado families warm and protect them from the risks associated with dangerously low temperatures and carbon monoxide poisoning.
We have been helping families save money and conserve energy since 1979.
No one else is doing what we do.
We receive some federal and state funding, but rely heavily on donations. We boast one of the lowest overheads of any charity in the region with 97 cents of every dollar directly funding our programs. To supplement our budget, we have started offering fee for service energy audits and improvements to area home and business owners.
With 23 employees, we serve 7,000 square miles across five Colorado counties.