Walking Mountains Science Center
Walking Mountains Science Center (WMSC) provides programs and education for environmental stewardship and sustainability in Eagle County. As the local partner for Energy Smart Colorado, WMSC administers the assessment program, provides direct install items, offers homeowner rebates, and encourages environmentally responsible choices.
Their program offers home performance assessments, free energy advising, radon test kits, access to local qualified contractors. energy site-visits for businesses, access to rebates & financing, and workshops & training.
"Deeper Green Consulting is a turnkey service provider in our Energy Smart Colorado program. They provide assessments, homeowner education, weatherization proposals, and contractor services to improve the performance of homes in our community. Deeper Green conducts whole house evaluations and is knowledgeable about a broad range of building science principles and industry best practices.
Deeper Green is very customer focused and tailors recommendations based on homeowner concerns and where performance upgrades will provide the biggest impact for the customer. Their detailed approach goes beyond the standard program to guide a homeowner through the entire process. With a detailed explanation of assessment findings, homeowners are provided a comprehensive report to reference. Deeper Green not only provides the report but is also available to review the findings after the assessment. We have received positive feedback on this approach as many homeowners many not be knowledgeable about the extensive list of performance test conducted during the assessments.
Deeper Green also offers homeowners radon testing and mitigation services to ensure our program participants are aware of risks associated with the potential high levels of radon commonly found in our mountain homes. The healthy home approach is a value-added service homeowners may choose in addition to the standard assessment.
Communication is key to the success of our program and Deeper Green excels with both the homeowner and our program managers. We can always count on them to respond to our request in a timely manner."
Home Performance Assessment Registration
Under the "Learned About" field select Contractor/Analyst
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 evaluate and educate individual components of your homeand also how your home is performing as a complete system.
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
Direct Install Program
Walking Mountain Science Center provides FREE items to be installed in your home during an assessment. Items include sink aerators, LED light bulbs, water pipe insulation, low flow showerheads, digital thermostats, water heater blankets, & door weather stripping. Each homeowner is eligible for up to a $100 value of installed items.
Potential Rebates - Eagle County
Home Performance Upgrade Rebates for your home. Deeper Green will work with the homeowner to identify and for services we provide will process rebate applications for you. Potential rebates include: air sealing, insulation, conditioning crawlspaces, windows, programmable thermostats, furnace/boilers, ductless heat pumps, evaporative coolers, tankless water heaters, solar thermal, 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.