Building High-Performance Homes
This is a toolkit for those households faced with rebuilding after the 2021 Marshall Fire. It contains resources for planning, designing, and constructing a high-performance home that is more resilient to future climate crises. This website is produced and maintained by EnergySmart, Boulder County’s neutral residential energy advising service, in collaboration with Boulder County, the City of Louisville, and the Town of Superior.
The website is a work in progress and will be updated as more resources become available.
Stories of Rebuilding
Brian Fuentes, Green Architect who lost his home in Marshall Fire
Mark Attard, Green Builder evacuated during Marshall Fire
Greg Harms, Louisville Resident who lost his home in Marshall Fire
Colorado Green Building Guild
The Colorado Green Building Guild (CGBG), with support from Boulder County, is hosting a year-long series on rebuilding. CGBG is a non-profit organization based in Boulder County that is run by volunteer building professionals (architects, builders, engineers, and building science interested individuals).
Xcel Incentives for Rebuilding
Xcel Energy is offering one-time incentives specifically for those who lost their homes in the Marshall Fire. If you are a fire-affected resident who previously had an Xcel account, consider one of several ways to incorporate energy efficiency from the ground up as you begin the process of rebuilding your home.