Energy Smart Challenge Kicks Off

Taking part in the Energy Smart Challenge are the Colorado cities of Aspen, Crested Butte and Vail. Not only will the three Colorado towns compete for skier days, but they will also be going head to head for energy assessments. The Eagle, Pitkin and Gunnison Counties all received Department of Energy grant funding to offer the Energy Smart Program in 2010. This is the third year the competition is taking place.

The Energy Smart Challenge will end April 20, Earth Day, and will offer every homeowner that signs up for an energy assessment during the Energy Smart Challenge the chance to enter into a raffle for a free pair of custom, locally made skis. A pair of custom-made Double Barrel Meier skis from beetle-kill pine will also be awarded to a lucky winner from the Aspen/Snowmass area, including Redstone, Basalt, Marble and unincorporated Pitkin and Eagle Counties in the Roaring Fork Valley.

The winning county will also be given recognition on the Energy Smart and Protect Our Winters websites and will be treated to an Energy Smart Pizza Party for the community. An energy assessment for a home, normally $300, is available for $100 through the Energy Smart Program, and also includes quick fixes to the home. Additionally, the program also offers rebates, financing and technical assistance to help local residents.

“Since the program began, we’ve facilitated 3,111 home energy assessments and 1,439 home energy improvements,” said Amelia Potvin, the Energy Smart Program Manager in Pitkin County. “The Energy Smart Challenge is a way to encourage more homeowners to take advantage of the program.”

If you are interested in learning about homes and properties in the Crested Butte area, please contact me for any additional information. I would be happy to provide you with the Crested Butte real estate market opportunities that currently exist.

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