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
Xcel Energy Incentives for Rebuilding Residents
Xcel Energy is offering one-time incentives specifically for those who lost their homes in the Marshall Fires. As you look to rebuild your home, consider one of several ways to incorporate energy efficiency from the ground up. The incentives will be paid out as a rebate at the time you take possession of your new house. These incentives apply to new homes built to replace properties destroyed in the Marshall Fire.
Due to state law, starting July 1 2024, Xcel Energy can no longer issue rebates for gas appliances. Consequently, their Marshall Fire rebates are changing on July 1. These changes only affect homes permitted after June 30, 2024.
For homes with new permits issued after June 30, the following rebates will no longer be available:
- The $7,500 rebate for homes built to 2021 International Energy Conservation Code
- The $10,000 rebate for homes built to ENERGY STAR v3.2
- The $12,500 rebate for homes built to Zero Energy Ready Homes v2
Additionally, Xcel Energy will no longer issue incentives to new residents who purchase a parcel where the home was destroyed by the Marshall Fire and build a new home.
|Home Certification Standard
|Rebuilding Homeowner Incentive*
|New Homeowner Incentive**
|2021 International Energy Conservation Code or Boulder County BuildSmart Code
|ENERGY STAR® v3.2
|Zero Energy Ready Homes v2
|ENERGY STAR® + NextGen
|Passive House (PHI/PHIUS)
* Rebuilding Homeowner Incentives are available to Marshall Fire-affected residents who lost their home, choose to rebuild on their same parcel, and previously had an Xcel Energy account.
** New Homeowner Incentives are available to new residents who purchase a parcel where the home was destroyed by the Marshall Fire and build a new home. There will be no rebates for new residents for homes with permits issued after June 30th, 2024.
*** Due to a ruling by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, starting July 1st 2024, new homes with gas service will no longer be eligible for Xcel Energy rebates. Consequently, Xcel Energy’s Marshall Fire rebates are changing for homes with permits issued on or after July 1st. Any homes that were issued building permits prior to that date are eligible for all of the rebates listed above. For homes with new permits issued after June 30th, 2024:
- – The ENERGY STAR NextGen rebate will remain $17,500.
- – The PHIUS or PHI rebates will remain $37,500
- – Homes built to IECC 2021 code, ENERGY STAR version 3.2, or Zero Energy Ready Homes version 2 will not be eligible for rebuilding rebates.
- – There will be no rebates for new residents. Only rebuilding residents are eligible for rebates.
- – Xcel Energy’s new incentives for builders will apply to homes with permits issued on or after July 1st, 2024. The performance and prescriptive rebates for builders will no longer apply. Builders should contact Xcel Energy with questions.
Xcel Energy Marshall Fire Reconstruction Rebate Registration
Submitting Your Claim
State of Colorado $10,000 Electrification Rebate for Rebuilding Residents
The Colorado Energy Office is providing $10,000 for high efficiency electric homes or rental units that are built to the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code, BuildSmart, or stronger standards. This will support the installation of NEEP certified cold climate heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, and electric stoves (either electric resistance or induction) and may be combined with the incentive program offered by Xcel Energy for Marshall Fire victims.
Only primary homes will be eligible (not vacation homes or other second homes). The intent will be to offer this in both the Marshall Fire and East Troublesome Fire areas, working collaboratively with local government.
Questions? Check out the FAQ here.
Ground-Source Heat Pump Disaster Recovery Grant Pilot
The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) is pleased to announce a new, streamlined offering to support the adoption of ground-source heat pump technology as part of the CEO’s Electrification Rebate Program created through SB22-206. Residential structures lost in state declared disasters since 2018, including from the Marshall Fire, which are rebuilt with qualifying ground-source heat pumps will qualify for a one-time grant of $10,000 with the Ground-Source Heat Pump Disaster Recovery Rebate.
|$10,000 per household is available if a qualifying ground-source heat pump is installed at a home qualified for the State of Colorado Housing Recovery Program. This grant additive to any other funding a household may be eligible to receive.
|Ground-Source Heat Pump Qualifications:
|The ground-source heat pump system must meet the criteria defined C.R.S. 39-26-732(2)(b), including being designed to supply at least eighty percent of total annual heating for the building.
Additionally, the installing contractor of the loop system must be accredited by the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA).
|How to apply:
|Simply provide the information regarding your ground-source heat pump system in the Electrification Rebate Program Registration form. [UPDATED FORM IN DEVELOPMENT]
Below is the information that will need to be provided on the claims form to receive payment:
– Contact informaton for your general contractor and mechanical contractor
– A copy of the contractor’s IGSHPA certification
– Make and model of the heat pump installed at your property
– Picture(s) of the data sticker on your geothermal unit(s)
|Any questions regarding the Ground-Source Heat Pump Disaster Recovery Grant may be directed to Robby Schwarz at Robby@buildtankinc.com and by phone 303-927-0025.
State of Colorado Disaster Resilience Rebuilding
The Disaster Resilience Rebuilding Program consists of two components, a grant program and a loan program. The Resilience Rebuilding Grant (RRG) provides funding to qualifying homeowners for rebuilding homes in the wake of wildfires, high winds, floods, and other state and federally declared disasters. The aim is to promote rebuilding in accordance with high performance building standards adopted by local communities and voluntary sustainable building elements that exceed local code requirements, including the incorporation of fire-resistant building materials and energy efficiency measures.
The loan fund is for eligible households that do not income qualify for the grant, but still require additional resources to rebuild their home. Together, this program aims to help Coloradans who have been affected by natural disaster not only rebuild their homes, but produce healthier, safer and more resilient homes throughout the state.
The first phase of this program focuses on rebuilding owner-occupied homes. Other phases will follow if funding is available.
To learn more about the Disaster Resilience Rebuilding Program and determine eligibility click the link belowEligibility and More Information
RENU Solar Loans Available for Marshall Fire Rebuilds
The Colorado Residential Energy Upgrade (RENU) Loan, sponsored by the Colorado Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) in partnership with Colorado-based credit unions, is a statewide residential loan program that offers low-cost long-term financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements.
CCEF and Elevations Credit Union have designed a new process specifically for Marshall Fire rebuilders looking to add solar during construction.Learn More
High-efficiency heating and cooling system
Advanced air sealing, high-quality insulation, and high-performance windows (which reduce leaks/drafts, provide more consistent temperatures, keep dust, pollen, and other allergens out, and reduce outside noise)
Comprehensive water management techniques protect against moisture damage
10% – 20% reduction in energy user over code-built home
Download the ENERGY STAR® v3.2 standards here: DRAFT ENERGY STAR Version 3.2
Download the ENERGY STAR® v3.2 ERI target here: ENERGY STAR Version 3.2 ERI Target
Comprehensive package of measures to minimize dangerous pollutants, provide continuous fresh air, and filter the air in the home
ENERGY STAR requirements + advanced technologies and practices
This type of home is so energy efficient that a small solar electrical system can easily offset most, or all, of its annual-energy consumption
Click Here to learn more about the Department of Energy “Zero Energy Ready” Home’s program: Department of Energy “Zero Energy Ready” Home
Download the Department of Energy’s ZERH v2 Program Requirements here: DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Version 2- Draft Program Requirements
Download the Department of Energy’s ZERH v2 checklist here: DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Version 2- Draft PV Ready Checklist
Download the EPA’s Indoor airPLUS specifications (required within ZERH v2) here: Indoor airPLUS Specifications
ENERGY STAR Certified cold-climate heat pump for heating/cooling
ENERGY STAR Certified heat pump water heater
Induction cooktop/range and electric ovens
Electric vehicle charging station
Click Here to find out more information on ENERGY STAR® NextGen program: ENERGY STAR NextGen
Download the ENERGY STAR® NextGen Rater Field Checklist Here: ENERGY STAR NextGen National Rater Field Checklist
Reduces heating and cooling costs by 60%-80% over code-built home
Click Here to learn more about the Passive House Institute: Passive House Institute
Click Here to learn more about the Passive House Institute of the United States: Passive House Institute US
Either Passive House Institute or Passive House Institute US is allowed when applying for the Xcel incentive.
Income Tax Credit of 30% through 2032 of the total equipment and installation costs excluding space conditioning distribution system (ie. air ducts, radiant floor systems, etc.). Click here to learn more
*Consult with a tax professional to confirm tax credit eligibility
Program details are under development and anticipated to be available in October or November 2022.
Grant Program of $2,000-$3,000/ton for geothermal (geoxchange/ground source heat pump) equipment and installation, up to 5-ton for single family (including townhouse and condo) and 100-ton for multi-family or commercial.
Xcel Marshall Fire Recovery Resources Webinar Series
REBUILDING BETTER WORKSHOP #2: MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT FOR A RESILIENT REBUILD
Feel free to contact an energy advisor at 303-544-1000 or email@example.com
If you have questions about Xcel’s energy incentives for rebuilding residents please contact Xcel Energy’s Community Recovery Line at 866-672-3834.