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Rebuilding High-Performance Homes

Welcome to EnergySmart’s rebuild page for residents affected by the Marshall Fire. On this page you’ll find information and support to assist you in rebuilding a high-performance home that is safer, healthier, more comfortable, less costly to operate, and cleaner for your family and for the planet. This page is a work in progress and more resources and information will be added as they become available.

If you are looking for other resources and information about rebuilding from the Marshall Fire, please visit the county and municipal Marshall Fire pages:

High Performance Homes Rebuilding

This year long interactive series is hosted by the Colorado Green Building Guild will feature expert advice and live Q&A about the ins and outs of building a high-performance home.

Session 1: What To Ask Before You Build – Advice From Green Building Pro’s

Wednesday, February 16, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

In the wake of the Marshall Fire there are hundreds of families in Boulder County in need of practical, useful advice as they take their initial steps toward the rebuilding process. This event will be the first of a year-long series of conversations and trainings intended to grow the connection between high performance building professionals and those in the public looking for answers while also widening the circle of professional knowledge in the building community.

This event will be a structured panel discussion with ample Q+A time available. The panel is made up of local building professionals, many of whom have personal experience with either the Marshall Fire or previous wildfire incidents.

The conversation will focus on essential design elements of residential construction that will make the most impact to the performance of future homes without breaking the bank. By the end, the audience will know what top ten things professionals think you should be thinking about before you build.

Boulder Valley Build Expo

Friday, February 25 & Saturday, February 26

An informational gathering to connect those who lost their homes in the Marshall Fire with builders who are able to help rebuild.

The Expo will include local builders and architects who can provide information and answer questions about working with you on a rebuild. They will share about their capabilities to build, timelines, and any available plans or models. Additionally, officials from both Louisville and Superior as well as Boulder County will be present to answer questions for builders and for you. We hope that these resources will make it a little easier for you to get the information you need to understand the possibilities as you make decisions about rebuilding.

These will be 2.5 hour sessions, you may not need that whole time, but you are welcome to stay as long as you’d like to get the information you need.

Rebates, Incentives, and Discounts

Staff from Boulder County, Louisville, Superior, the state, Xcel Energy, various nonprofits, sustainability advisory board members, and others are working to create and identify sources of financial assistance to help homeowners to build high-performance homes. We are also working to identify residents who need more assistance and resources due to income constraints and other barriers to recovery and rebuilding. We are still in the early stages of pulling this all together.

Xcel Energy’s incentives for replacing smoke damaged insulation in existing homes​​.

Xcel is offering two times their normal incentive for replacing smoke damaged insulation in the following zip codes: 80303, 80305, 80020, and 80027

Only contractors participating in Xcel’s program can offer the insulation and air sealing rebates

Coming soon: Additional information and incentives will be added as they become available.


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