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Homeowners: here’s a chance to be energy smart

Dear Editor:

With this letter, I write to invite representatives from homeowner associations in Aspen, Snowmass or Basalt to partner with Energy Smart Colorado for something fun.

Energy Smart is a new program in Pitkin and Eagle counties whose goal is to “make energy efficiency simple and affordable.” Energy Smart is one of 22 pilot projects across the U.S. funded by the Department of Energy through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act; our goals are ambitious and exciting – to achieve 20 percent energy reductions in 10 percent of our homes. This is equal to 400 houses this year alone!

So to help us reach our goals, we are throwing parties all summer: with you.

We’re offering to co-host a summer ice cream social, taco bar or BBQ with you and your HOA. The purpose is to tell you and your neighbors about a valuable home energy efficiency assessment that is available thanks to Energy Smart and our very generous local utilities: The city of Aspen, Holy Cross Electric and Source Gas. Our energy assessment is a comprehensive, three- to four-hour analysis of your house: The technical expertise alone is worth $300. When the audit occurs, the home assessor will also install $250 worth of efficiency measures on the spot, from a programmable thermostat, pipe wrap, weather stripping, light bulbs, etc. This product is worth more than $500, but available to Pitkin and Eagle county residents for just $50. (While this letter is aimed at HOA representatives, please know that any interested citizen is eligible.)

If you would like to represent your HOA and begin planning the fun, please call me today: 970-925-9775.

Piper Foster

Campaign strategist, Energy Smart