Greeley aims to increase residential efficiency rebate program participation by 50%.
Celebrate Arbor Day
Celebrate Arbor Day with the City of Greeley and Xcel Energy by greening your home inside and out!
Saturday, April 25th | 9 a.m. to noon | Lincoln Park
Planting a tree sapling will help you clean the air and create shade.
Installing the contents of the conservation kit is roughly equivalent
to the climate benefits of 3 tree seedlings grown for 10 years!
Limited quantities available for FREE!
The City of Greeley promotes a healthy and diverse economy and a high quality of
life that is responsive to all of its residents, businesses, and neighborhoods.
With Xcel Energy Partners in Energy, the community is creating an affordable and
reliable energy future based on increased residential, commercial, and industrial
energy efficiency and alternative energy opportunities to improve economic health
and stimulate growth.
DO YOU KNOW HOW YOUR HOME USES ENERGY?
Don’t stop at Arbor Day! Understanding
how your home uses energy can help
you discover opportunities to save
money, energy, and carbon emissions
The house on the right demonstrates a
typical home’s energy use by activity.*
*Breakout developed from the Minnesota Department
of Commerce Division of Energy Resources, Home
Energy Guide, 2018
Free Ways to Save
You don't have to spend money to save!
- Heating & Air Conditioning: Circulate fans counter clock-wise for summer relief
- Appliances: Use the microwave instead of the oven - it can use as much as 80% less energy
- Water Heating: Set your hot water heater to no higher than 120o F
- Lighting: Turn off lights when leaving a room and use task lighting
- Electronics: Manage plug loads with power strips and timers
Visit XcelEnergy.com/energy_saving_tips to learn more ways to save.
Home Energy Squad®
Need help finding out where to start?
Home Energy Squad is the perfect way to begin your journey. For just $50, the Home Energy
Squad will come to their home and swap out traditional incandescent light bulbs for LEDs, install
a programmable thermostat, weather-strip a drafty door, install energy-efficient showerheads
and aerators, and more. Installation, labor, and materials are valued at $200!
Upgrade your visit to Home Energy Squad Plus to receive a professional energy audit of your
home, all in one convenient visit. A $600 value for just $150.
Schedule a visit at XcelEnergy.com/HomeEnergySquad or call 303-446-7910.
Renewable Energy with Windsource®
Power your home with hassle-free wind energy!
Windsource allows customers to get more or all of their energy from renewable resources and
it’s an easy, inexpensive way to make a difference. You can choose how much you want and
the subscription is added right to your Xcel Energy bill. Subscriptions are available in 100 kWh
blocks for the small additional premium of $1.50 per block. That means for an average home
using 800 kWh a month, the total additional cost is $12/month to be 100% windsource-powered.
Sign up at XcelEnergy.com/windsource or call 1-800-835-4999.
Educational institutions (Aims, UNC, School District 6) will facilitate outreach to students to build a culture of resource conservation in Greeley. This outreach might include information and kits to increase energy efficiency in their homes, involving campus groups in outreach events identified in the Energy Action Plan, and/or internship opportunities with energy efficiency or renewable energy partners. Educational institutions are also performing audits of facilities and implementing energy efficiency measures.
The City is leveraging Xcel Energy’s audit program to schedule and complete audits in the largest and most energy intensive municipal facilities. Xcel Energy will work with City staff to develop a priority list of improvements per the audit reports. Once prioritized, the City will aim to complete at least one efficiency project per facility. The City will also consider using local contractors to perform energy efficiency improvements to maximize local economic benefits and workforce growth.
Additionally, Xcel Energy will partner with the City of Greeley through their Strategic Energy Management Program to coordinate project implementation through engagement with City staff to help Greeley overcome challenges associated with efficiency projects. This program offers rebate assistance to ensure that rebate opportunities are captured and benefits to the City are maximized.
The City is also working to integrate the provision of efficiency and rebate opportunities into the process of reviewing and approving new private construction. City development review staff often have early contact with developers and can help alert them to assistance offered by utility providers regarding energy efficiency.