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Energy Efficiency in Colorado

Energy Efficiency efficiency is a growing concern throughout the United States thanks to increased awareness about pollution, consumption, and their effects. But did you know that making your home more efficient can actually save you money, too? Read on to learn about Colorado energy use and how you can save hundreds of dollars on your energy Energy bills. 1.6% 1.6% 44 of total United States energy is used by Colorado residences. 40,498,764 metric tons: 780,000,000 metric tons: amount of CO2 gases produced in Colorado annually. Carbon Dioxide contributes to global climate change. amount of CO2 emissions saved by current levels of insulation across the United States. Did you know? +30% 40% 7 An R-Value measures thermal resistance. In other words, the higher the R-Value, the harder it is for heat to pass through it. A high R-Value for your insulation means more of your expensive heating will stay inside your home. amount you can save with insulation, sealing and weatherization. proper of energy loss is from air infiltration. 15% less than 20 05 Amount of greenhouse gas emissions Colorado has targeted to reduce by 2020. New buildings in Colorado must adhere to the International Energy Conservation Code, (IECC). 16%, or R38: IECC standards can pay for $200 a year: minimum RValue for themselves in less than one year! the amount of energy One savings from IECC. ceiling insulation 20% The value of your home could increase by with the addition of SI0,000 dficient upgrades A house that is 30% more efficient will save of homes built before 1980 have S20,000 in utilities inadequate insulation levels. over the life of a mortgage. Sources: Institute for Energy Research, United States Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Colorado Energy Office Metro Construction is a Denver based company specializing in roofing, insulation, siding, windows, painting and energy audits. Our services can save you 20% or more on energy costs annually. Metro offers free estimates and roof certifications metro TM throughout the Front Range, with auxiliary offices in Colorado Springs, Loveland, Pueblo, and Cheyenne, WY. CONSTRUCTION Call 877-969-6387 to schedule your free inspection. Visit for more information. %24

Energy Efficiency in Colorado

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