Colorado Residential Energy Upgrade

Affordable, trustworthy financing
for home energy upgrades

Colorado Energy OfficeRENU is a statewide program of the Colorado Energy Office that offers low-cost financing to homeowners for upgrades that improve home energy efficiency.

Eligible projects:

  • Energy efficient heating and cooling systems
  • Insulation and air sealing
  • Water heaters
  • ENERGY STAR appliances
  • Lighting
  • Windows and doors
  • Home energy assessments
  • Monitoring systems and smart thermostats
  • Solar electric and solar thermal systems.

The RENU program is partnering with Elevations Credit Union to offer loans of $500 to $35,000 at competitive interest rates for terms of three to 15 years.

Homeowners can finance up to 100% of the cost of the project.

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NOTE: RENU borrowers MUST use an approved contractor for upgrade measures. As of July 2018, this is the list of local contractors approved for RENU. For contact information, open the "Contractor locator" menu at left.

If your preferred contractor is not on this list, contact a CLEER energy coach for assistance: 704-9200.

A-1 Heating and Cooling
About Saving Heat
Ajax Mechanical
Building Performance Contractors
Cady and Associates
Climate Control Company
Diamond H Enterprises

Active Energies Solar
Atlasta Solar
High Noon Solar
Sol Energy
Sunsense Solar

Last updated 7/16/18

Purchasing a new home?

Sell Smart - Buy Smart - Energy SmartUnderstand the energy efficiency of your new home before you buy.
Get a home assessment with Home Energy Score.

New home buyers can use the RENU loan program to make upgrades for their new home. The Home Energy Score report will list needed upgrades.

Learn about options and rebates for getting a home energy assessment.



Garfield Clean Energy's
Residential Revolving Loan Fund

Garfield Clean Energy and Energy Smart Partners LLC have worked as partners since 2012 to offer residential loans for energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades.

More than 35 households have borrowed from this fund for a variety of upgrades. These borrowers continue to pay back their loans.

With the advent of the statewide RENU program, which offers more flexibility in loan options, Garfield Clean Energy encourages homeowners to use this new funding option.

Existing loans through the Garfield Clean Energy continue to be valid and payment terms remain the same.

Homeowners who experience any difficulty seeking a loan through RENU are still welcome to apply for financing through Garfield Clean Energy's Residential Revolving Loan Fund.

Loan amounts: $1,000 minimum, $25,000 maximum

Loan terms: 5 to 10 years

Interest rates: 3.75 to 8.5 percent, depending on loan term and the borrower’s credit rating

Fees: Borrowers pay a $25 application fee plus a $125 closing fee.

Link to Garfield Clean Energy's Residential Revolving Loan Fund application form

Read the case study on how Garfield Clean Energy's Residential Revolving Loan Fund helped two New Castle homeowners finance energy efficiency upgrades.

Contact an Energy Coach

Maisa Metcalf (se habla español)
(970) 704-9200 ext. 1101

Brandon Jones
(970) 704-9200 ext. 1103