The Energy Resource Center (ERC) is a non-profit organization with offices in Denver, Colorado Springs and Alamosa. We serve 16,043 square miles across 13 counties. Since 1979, we’ve helped thousands of Colorado families keep their homes safe, warm and energy efficient.
Our services don’t just help families reduce energy usage, they save lives! ERC energy audits and improvements protect families from risks associated with Colorado winters, such as exposure to dangerously low temperatures or carbon monoxide poisoning. You can find more details about our services here.
We offer free services for income-qualified households, and paid services for businesses and households from other tax brackets. Our mission is to help families and organizations from all tax brackets make energy improvements that increase quality of life while reducing monthly energy bills.
Paid services support our non-profit efforts. When families and businesses hire the ERC to perform energy audits and improvements, their dollars help provide income-qualified families in their community with the assistance they need. We also receive support from federal and state funding, but rely heavily on donations.
The ERC employs skilled and experienced energy auditors, and partners with a team of certified, licensed and insured technicians to perform energy improvements. The ERC works closely with other local non-profits in the areas we serve, as well as Colorado Springs Utilities, Xcel Energy and other utility providers in the following counties:
- El Paso
- Rio Grande
Current and Upcoming Events
ERC is partnering with Colorado Springs Utilities and El Paso Green Energies to install solar on homes of low-income families – first project of its kind in CO
Community Mural Project
Partnering with Concrete Couch and Artist Fuse (Larry Masters) to create a 120 foot long by 18 foot tall mural. The theme is energy efficiencies and will have many different types of art within the mural from mosaic to metal work
College Education Classes with Colorado College
Working with the Sustainability class every semester to weatherize a house on campus or sponsored by CC.