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How ERC Helps

Efficient Homes for Better Lives.

As a non-profit construction company, ERC provides FREE energy efficiency improvements for income-qualified residents of Colorado. Work completed has multiple benefits:

    • Saves money on energy costs for clients so they can afford other necessities such as food and medication.

    • Cuts energy waste, reducing the demand on energy production. This protects residents from pollution and preserves the environment.

    • Assists with affordable housing crisis in Colorado.

    • Creates a safe and healthy environment for vulnerable individuals and families.

Energy saving measures completed on most homes serviced.

  • Thorough Energy Assessment performed
  • Use of blower doors, infrared cameras, sniffers (gas/CO), visual tools, measurements and analysis software
  • Post audit, certified technicians complete the following:
    • Air sealing
    • Insulation
    • HVAC upgrades
    • Lighting
    • Faucets
    • Refrigerators

Services provided for:

    • Mobile homes
    • Modular homes
    • Site built homes (single family, townhomes/condos, apartments)
    • Homeowners
    • Renters
    • Landlords

Simple items are often overlooked. Additional measures assessed:

    • Programmable thermostats
    • Fixing broken/leaky doors and windows
    • Replacing furnace and refrigerator
    • Aerators on faucets
    • Low-flow shower heads
    • These simple repairs save instant money and energy on a home

The Facts

17%-50%+

Low-income families spend anywhere from 17% to more than 50% of their income for household energy while other households spend 4% on average.

44%

of the homes in the U.S. today were built before 1970.

These homes lack adequate insulation and have old appliances.

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Colorado residents from all ages and backgrounds served.

60%

of clients are seniors.

7%

of housing stock is considered in very poor condition.

2,000

Approximate homes completed each year from four offices.

25%

ERC saves an average of 25% on utility bills for the homes and families served.

ERC Service Areas

We proudly serve 21 Colorado counties, with offices in:

  • Pikes Peak Region
  • Denver Metro
  • San Luis Valley
  • Northern Colorado

 

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