High Country Conservation Center
Serving Summit County, High Country Conservation Center (HC3) is the organizing non-profit for recycling, energy conservation, sustainable business, sustainable food, water resources, and climate change initiatives.
As the local partner for Energy Smart Colorado, HC3 administers the assessment program, provides homeowner rebates, and offers energy education. Rebates for home performance improvements include: boiler or furnace replacement, water heaters, air sealing, insulation upgrades, crawlspace/basement improvements, window replacement, LED lighting, and solar PV.
HC3 is also leading the charge to reduce the community’s greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2020.
"Deeper Green is a powerful resource for our local mountain community. They offer valuable knowledge and real-world experience for energy efficiency and building performance improvements. Deeper Green is a complete one-stop company that provides consulting services, home performance upgrades, and just about everything in-between. High Country Conservation Center has consistently received positive feedback from homeowners who have engaged with Deeper Green. We value their commitment, contribution, and support of our energy programs. They are the first place I would go in Summit County."
Home Performance Assessment Registration
When you complete the form please select “Contractor/Analyst” in the “Learned About” field and in the “Comments/Discount Code” field please indicate you would like Deeper Green to conduct the assessment.
What is included in an assessment?
During a Deeper Green Assessment one of our Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified Home Performance Experts will visit your home to conduct a detailed evaluation on your home. After the assessment we will provide you with a complete report with our findings and schedule a time to review the report with you. Our goal is to educate homeowners how your home is performing as a complete system while evaluating individual home components efficiency, safety, comfort, and durability.
Areas we will investigate include:
- Home heating and/or cooling equipment
- Hot water heaters
- Energy usage
- Air leakage
- Insulation performance: attic, walls, basement / crawlspace, foundation / slab
- Crawlspace / basement inspections
- Foundation inspection
- Siding inspection
- Doors, windows, & skylight performance
- Natural gas or propane leaks
- Radon (additional item to standard assessment)
- Roof & downspout drainage
- Heat tape & Ice dam formations
- Mold, moisture, & condensation
- Frozen pipes
- Thermostat performance, smart home technology
- Sound control
- Unpleasant odors
- Fireplace or wood stoves
- Unwanted rodents or pests
- Solar heat gain, passive heating
Potential Rebates - Eagle County
Home Performance Upgrade Rebates for your home. Deeper Green will work with the homeowner to identify and process rebate applications for the upgrade work we complete on the building. Potential rebates include: air sealing, insulation, conditioning crawlspaces, furnace/boilers, ductless heat pumps, evaporative coolers, tankless water heaters, tank water heaters, heat pump water heater, LED lighting, Energy Star refrigerators, and solar PV.
How to prepare your home for a Deeper Green assessment
In order for Deeper Green to conduct a Home Performance Assessment for you we will need the following items prepared before our arrival.
- Clean out any wood burning stoves or fireplaces. Remove all ashes and ensure the wood burning unit has not been used in the last 24 hours.
- Turn your heat up to 68 degrees the night before your scheduled assessment.
- Remove any items that may inhibit access to your attic, crawlspace, or basements. This would include side attics.
- Remove any items that might inhibit access to your mechanical rooms or access to appliances located in your mechanical areas.
- Please have your last 12-24 months utility bills or access to your online account ready for review.
Contact us to find out more information about our comprehensive assessment services addressing: comfort issues, building durability, indoor air quality, occupant safety, and energy efficiency.