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Electric Vehicle Sales EVent is here!

Electric Vehicle Sales EVent

From April 1st to June 30th, 2017 you can receive dealer discounts and tax credits that make NOW one of the best times to buy an electric vehicle. Dealers to contact: Audi Glenwood Springs, Mountain Chevrolet, Boulder Nissan, and CO's BMW Center. 

Advantages of driving an EV: Zero tailpipe emissions, Cut your car’s carbon footprint by 36%, Use Colorado-produced electricity to fuel your EV, Save money on fuel! ... Holy Cross Energy customers can drive for 95 cents / e-gallon.
Learn about Electric Vehicles at Walking Mountains
Science Behind Electric Vehicles
Join Walking Mountains Science Center and Energy Smart Colorado on May 18, 2017 to discuss the ins and outs of Electric Vehicles. There is a suggested $5 donation per person. For more information on The Science Behind monthly series, and for driving directions, please visit: www.walkingmountains.org/project/science-behind-series.
Register for the Science Behind EVs Here
Where to Charge your EV in Eagle County
Energy Smart has a quick informational sheet about Electric Vehicles. Click the button below...
EV Info and Charging Locations
Apply for FREE Energy Upgrades WHILE THEY LAST! 

The CARE program at Walking Mountains Science Center, facilitated by Energy Smart Colorado, and funded by Energy Outreach Colorado and local utilities, offers FREE Energy Upgrades for Qualified Homes. As we move into Spring, take advantage of this offer while available. FREE upgrades may include air sealing, insulation, showerhead and faucet aerators, an EnergyStar™ refrigerator, water heater blanket, LEDs, pipe insulation, programmable thermostats, and more... all after or during a free home visit.
APPLY NOW ONLINE, for a limited time: www.EnergySmartColorado.com/IncomeQualified
Climate Action Plan moves into implementation stage
The Climate Action Plan for the Eagle County Community has great momentum. The Plan was established in December 2016 and since then it has been formally adopted by the Eagle County Board of County Commissioners, Town of Vail, Town of Minturn, Town of Avon, Town of Eagle, Town of Basalt, and the Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District. This is a great start toward collectively reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting our community's economy and lifestyle. For more information contact kiml@walkingmountains.org, or click on the button below to view our website with reference materials.
Climate Action Plan - Resources & More
Actively Green - Spring into Sustainability!
Join the Actively Green Program and become a certified sustainable business! This training and certification program will give you the tools you need to incorporate sustainable practices into your business operations and to create individualized action plans for success. The first 10 businesses to get certified in 2017 will receive 50% off annual certification fees. Training is free for Town of Avon businesses and  Town of Vail businesses! Click the button below to register for the following trainings:

April 19th & 26th | 1:00-4:30pm (full training consists of 2 days)
Location: Walking Mountains Science Center @ 318 Walking Mountains Ln in Avon

Questions? Contact  Kira Koppel | 970.827.9725 x136 | kirak@walkingmountains.org
Register for ACTIVELY GREEN Trainings
BUSINESSES - prepare for the off season
Get an Energy Smart Site Visit
Spring is Here! Now is the perfect time to make sure your business is energy efficient before summer sets in. Use this off season to become aware of your energy use, and work towards reducing your utility bills. Schedule a business site visit with Energy Smart at Walking Mountains. We can provide a free walk-through, including a lighting audit, tips for saving energy, and connect you with contractors.

Energy Smart coaches can help as you upgrade to LED lighting, be in contact at the start of your project to ensure you qualify for rebates.

Register your business for a site visit here.

The Energy Smart Contractor Expo engages contractors, architects, builders, property managers and suppliers across Colorado to exchange ideas, discuss best practices, and discover new technologies to further safe, efficient and comfortable buildings in our region.

WORKSHOPS: Energy Efficient Rooftop Units | Grid-Connected Solar + Storage | Lighting Technologies | Energy Codes for Commercial and Residential | Zero Energy Homes | Designing for the Long Term
 
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday, April 27     Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine, Glenwood Springs
 
WORKSHOPS & VENDOR BOOTHS - Featuring Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Products
 
Keynote Speaker -  Tom Plant, Senior Policy Advisor for the Center for a New Energy Economy and former director of the Governor’s Energy Office in the Ritter administration.  
 
Registration $20 in advance, $30 at the door - Register Here - includes workshops, refreshments, lunch

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Carbon Equivalents Saved
Energy Smart Colorado at Walking Mountains Science Center has had a significant impact on local greenhouse gas emissions by providing incentives and education that drive local energy improvements. Since the program began, participants in the Eagle Valley have collectively reduced 6,282 Metric Tons of CO2 through energy efficiency upgrades. 

Here are carbon equivalent savings:

Earth Day Recycling Event at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards - April 21, 2017

Energy experts, elected officials urge action on innovative local energy projects - March 6, 2017

Holy Cross Energy planning its largest solar-power project - March 11, 2017

Colorado governor: State will push forward with clean energy - March 29, 2017

Pueblo commits to 100 percent renewable energy - February 17, 2017

Turn off your heat tape and turn up the savings
Did you know that appliances and electronics use energy even when turned off? This energy is referred to as "phantom" or "vampire energy" and can account for about 10% of your monthly energy bill. So unplug your electronics and plug into savings.
With the biggest spring snowstorms behind us, it is time to turn off your heat tape. Instead of relying on electrically-powered heat tape, let the warmer weather do it naturally. Accidentally leaving your heat tape on could add $130 to your monthly energy bill - for a home with 200 feet of heat tape installed.
Thank You ...
to the below partners for their generous support of Energy Smart Colorado at Walking Mountains Science Center. Their support helps make possible our work to increase energy efficiency.
We can help you find ways to reduce energy use, make your home or business more comfortable, and save money on your utility bills! 
Enroll for a Home Energy Assessment (Homes)
Apply for a Rebate (Homes)
Apply for a Rebate (Commercial)

Contact: John-Ryan and Nikki at 970-328-8777 or eagle@energysmartcolorado.com
MISSION: Making energy improvements simple and affordable.

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