Resources for financing a high-performance home

We’re rounding up the most up-to-date rebates, discounts, and incentives for households rebuilding after the Marshall Fire. The list is constantly changing and we’ll work to update this website accordingly.

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Financing

There are three unique financing opportunities available to households rebuilding high performance homes after the Marshall Fire.

The Marshall Fire Resilient Rebuild Assistance donor-advised fund was recently established at the Community Foundation.

Donor Contributions

The Governor’s Office is working with state legislators on appropriating additional funding for resilient rebuilding efforts.

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The Colorado Clean Energy Fund is developing low interest financing options to implement high performance energy measures.

Xcel Incentives FAQ

Is this a bill credit or a rebate?
When do I receive the rebate?
Can I get more than one rebate?
Can I sign the rebate over to my builder?
What are the deadlines for the rebuilding rebate?
Can I have an ENERGY STAR®/ZERH/Passive House architect design the house and then build it myself?
Do I have to rebuild on the same lot of the home I lost?
I own the home, but it was a rental, and the Xcel Energy utility account was in my tenant’s name at the time of the fire. Am I eligible for the incentives?
My house wasn’t destroyed in the fire, but I was affected. Why don’t I qualify for these incentives?
What does it take to build a Passive House?
Do I have to go all electric to get these incentives?
Do I need to install solar panels to qualify for these incentives?
What does “net zero” mean? Is it required?
What is the difference between all these building certifications?
Do I need to hire a HERS rater?
What happens if I aim for the credit but don’t certify ENERGY STAR®/ZERH/Passive House?
Does the builder need to obtain certification for ENERGY STAR® or ZERH or does only the home need to be certified?
What education resources are available to builders to ensure they are building high-performance homes/homes that meet the incentive certification programs?
What are the steps to comply and earn the incentive?
Are EnergyStar v3.2 and the updates to the EnergyStar Certification complete?
Will mixed fuel cooking impact the rebate eligibility?

State of Colorado All Electric Incentive FAQ

Can this incentive be combined with the Xcel Incentives?
How do I apply?
When and how will I receive the rebate?
Can I assign the rebate check to my builder?
Are any gas appliances allowed in the home?
Will mixed fuel cooking impact the rebate eligibility?
Is a heat pump with a back up gas furnace allowed?
What if my heat pump isn’t NEEP cold climate certified?
Are mobile homes that were destroyed in the associated wind event eligible for the incentive?
Are homes that sustained damage but were not destroyed eligible for the incentive?

LEVELS OF HOME PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATION

For an updated look at certifications and incentives for high-performance homes please visit the link below. It is arranged by building certification type, increasing performance, comfort, and efficiency from left to right

EEBC and EnergySmart’s Marshall Fire Home Performance Comparison

Additional Discounts on Appliances, Furniture, and more

The Home Builders Association (HBA) of Metro Denver’s Marshall Fire Task Force has been working with HBA Members to create a list of opportunities for savings to help families rebuild their homes. Click on the button below to see those offerings

Marshall Fire Vendor Discount Programs