ES_ColoradoLogoCloud City Conservation Center is please to partner with Energy Smart Colorado to offer affordable loans to Lake County residents for home energy improvements.  APPLY NOW

Why finance through Energy Smart?                                                                
Loans as low as $1000 for small projects and up to $25,000
Fixed interest rates starting at 3.75%, up to 8.5%
No money down
Flexible loan terms
Pay back your loan with energy savings


How does it work?

  • Contact your local energy program at Cloud City Conservation Center to get started.
  • Work with your contractor to design an eligible project scope of work and submit with closing document
  • Once the work is complete, verify completion and your contractor will be paid
  • Start paying back the loan and enjoy a more comfortable home!

Are you eligible for an Energy Smart Loan?
Your property is located in Eagle, Gunnison, Pitkin or Lake Counties
You are signed up with Cloud City Conservation Center and Energy Smart Colorado.
You own the house that will be undergoing energy efficiency upgrades.
You have a minimum credit score of 580.
DIY projects eligible for materials only, purchased through a contractor.

Eligible Energy Smart Financing Projects:
Air Sealing: Air Sealing/HRV/Ventilation, Duct Sealing
Insulation: Attic, Wall, Floor, Ducts, Rim Joists, Foundation/Basement, Wall or Crawlspace
Heating: Replacement of high efficiency furnace, gas boiler or pellet stove/boiler
Water Heating: Conventional Water Heater, Tankless On-Demand or Solar Thermal       Doors and windows: Exterior Windows and glass doors, Insulating Shutters or Blinds, Insulating Exterior Doors or Storm Doors                                                                                   Photovoltaic Solar systems.

If you have any questions about the loan, please contact Joseph Zahn with Energy Smart Partners: 970.494.2021,

For questions about the program and eligible projects, please contact Cameron at the Cloud City Conservation Center. 


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