Incentive Programs Mapping Tool
The incentive programs mapping tool has been created to help identify the primary program requirements of available Marshall Fire incentive programs. Use this tool to see how incentive programs work, how they can build off of each other, and what major items are similar or different.
This is not an exhaustive list of incentive program requirements, see program documentation for exact requirements.Download the Incentive Programs Mapping Tool
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 Marshall Fire Reconstruction Rebates Registration
Xcel Energy has created a registration form to make an initial assessment of the prospective rebate claims for the Marshall Fire Recovery Reconstruction Program. Registration is not required to qualify for rebates, but strongly encouraged.
Homes that meet a different than indicated at preregistration are eligible for the performance met at project completion.Marshall Fire Reconstruction Rebate Registration Form
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
Certified Passive House Designer (CPHD/C) Hybrid On-demand
Starting September 9th
The Passive House Network (PHN) is offering this hybrid Certified Passive House Designer course and PHI certification exam for professional. Starting September 9th Flexibly paced. Exam Dec 6. Register & access content today
Colorado Green Building Guild: Build Forward Workshop + Expo
October 15th, 2022
Join Colorado Green Building Guild for a day of workshops and exhibitions by some of the best in the business! The event will be hosted at the Superior Community Center on October 15th.
The Builder’s Workshop (9am – 4pm) will provide construction resources, structured around available Xcel Energy + State of Colorado Rebates anywhere in the performance spectrum from IECC 2021 energy code, up to Passive House standards. These tickets are available for BUILDERS ONLY.
The Expo + Open House (4pm – 8pm) invites the community together for food, beverages, and great company. Our keynote speaker will be followed by a happy hour featuring sponsor exhibits, a gallery of example projects and mock-ups.Get Tickets
EnergySmart Marshall Fire Meeting For Production Builders
EnergySmart Marshall Fire Builder/Architect Meeting
Weekly Office Hours Wednesdays at 5pm
Starting July 20th, EnergySmart will host open office hours on Wednesdays from 5-6pm for residents to join a Zoom call where you can get your questions answered about the incentives and discounts that are available and how to access them as well as other high-performance building questions you may have.
Do you have questions now? No need to wait for the office hours. Contact EnergySmart today at info@EnergySmartYes.com or 303-544-1000.Register Here
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 firstname.lastname@example.org