Xcel Energy’s Direct to Customer Incentives for Marshall Fire Affected Residents
|Home Certification Standard||Rebuilding Homeowner Incentive*||New Homeowner Incentive**|
|2021 International Energy Conservation Code||$7,500***||$0|
|ENERGY STAR® v3.2||$10,000||$1,250|
|Zero Energy Ready Homes v2||$12,500||$2,500|
|ENERGY STAR® New Certification||$17,500||$5,000|
|Passive House (PHI/PHIUS)||$37,500||$15,000|
* 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.
*** Or equivalent required energy code. Where adopted by the municipality and if the homeowner does not opt out.
Xcel Energy hosted two information sessions specifically for builders and raters on their new rebates for homes affected by the Marshall Fire:
List of Building Professionals Interested in Supporting the Marshall Fire Rebuild
In an effort to facilitate match making between homeowners seeking to rebuild and professionals seeking to serve them, EnergySmart is maintaining a list of building professionals who have expressed interest in working on Marshall Fire rebuilds. The sole requirement to be on this list is to ask to be on it or do have participated in one of the Marshall Fire builder expos. EnergySmart and Boulder County make no representations or warranties regarding accuracy of information, quality of service or product, or proof of licenses or insurance for any company on this list. Nothing about the companies on this list has been vetted or verified by EnergySmart or Boulder County. Rebuilding residents may work with any vendor or contractor they wish and are not limited to those on this list.
This list is a work in progress and will be modified on a weekly basis as additional information becomes available.List of Building Professionals
Emu’s In-Person 2-Day CPHT (Certified Passive House Tradesperson) Course: August 1st & 2nd
Join Emu on August 1st + 2nd for their In-Person CPHT Course in the Ft. Collins, CO. If you are interested in becoming a Certified Passive House Tradesperson and don’t want to take the online class you should consider coming to Ft. Collins for their 2-day CPHT courseLearn More and Register
Emu’s Passive House Builder Boot Camp: August 1st – 5th
Join Emu in Fort Collins for a 5-day In-person Passive House Boot Camp! 2 days of classroom, 2 days of workshop, and an accredited CPHT exam.Learn More and Register
EnergySmart Marshall Fire Meeting For Production Builders
EnergySmart Marshall Fire Builder/Architect Meeting
Frequently Asked Questions for Building Professionals
For Passive House, customers should engage with a certified designer or consultant as early as possible to ensure compliance, as Passive House construction requires continuous commissioning. For the other three energy efficiency tiers, there will be a performance-based path for compliance that will be finalized by mid-April 2022. Alternatively, there are checklists for the three ENERGY STAR® and DOE Zero Energy Ready tiers. Meeting the qualifications of those checklists qualifies your home to receive the associated rebate.
Yes, provided the performance criteria are met and validated. Builders are also eligible to receive incentives through Xcel Energy’s ENERGY STAR New Homes Program. Program requirements must be met to receive builder incentives. Interested builders should contact Xcel Energy to start enrollment.
It would depend on the scope and scale of how the home failed to achieve the performance threshold. Failure to install required elements to meet the energy efficiency tiers would likely result in a failure to qualify for the incentive. Alternatively, meeting all performance criteria and then not completing the full certification process would qualify for the incentive. Certifying organizations (building departments, HERS raters, or Consultants) should be providing intermittent feedback on whether expectations are being met.
Xcel Energy will be satisfied if the home meets the performance criteria and we receive documentation that certifies its performance. It is the customer’s responsibility to select a builder and verify their capability to build an energy-efficient home that meets the qualifications of the certification level you have selected.
See the webinar recordings posted on this page. Xcel Energy’s program HERS raters can provide immediate guidance on meeting the performance criteria for DOE programs. Builders looking to partner with a Program HERS rater should contact Residential Science Resources at 844-802-4443 for a comprehensive list. If you have an interest in building a Passive House (PH), begin by consulting an architect or PH consultant.
EnergySmart advisors are a good place to start: info@EnergySmartYes.com or 303-544-1000. You can also contact Rob Buchanan at Xcel Energy at email@example.com