Lightly Treading IS RECOGNIZED WITH A 2012 ENERGY STAR® LEADERSHIP IN HOUSING AWARD
May 3, 2012– Lightly Treading is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a 2012 ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Award. This award recognizes the important contribution Lightly Treading has made to energy-efficient construction and environmental protection by verifying more than 440 ENERGY STAR certified homes last year. Collectively, these homes will save our customers approximately $447 on utility bills each year. Full Press Release.
Knowing customers key to motivating energy-efficiency upgrades
ENERGY SERVICES BULLETIN: April 2012
...Successful marketing is only the beginning of the battle—it ain't over 'til the upgrade is installed and reducing energy bills. Your customers will have lots questions about the application, financing, the equipment or system, contractors and more. Finding a way to answer those questions quickly and thoroughly will improve chances of follow-through... Loveland Water and Power contracts with the energy services consultant Lightly Treading to provide customer support throughout the upgrade project. Lightly Treading performs the home audit, obtains contractor bids if the customer requests it and follows up with customers about the top recommended home measures...
(Also mentioned was Fort Collins Utilities, who Lightly Treading works with to provide training and mentoring for contractors in their Home Energy Audit Program.)
Fort Collins Utilities in northern Colorado leveraged one of its energy conservation programs to bring customers into another. The Home Energy Reporting Program not only lowered energy consumption across the group of participants by more than 3 percent, it sparked interest in energy-saving retrofits. Integrated into their bimonthly reports are targeted messages inviting customers to take energy savings to the next level with home energy audits, improvements and rebates. To date, the municipal utility's Home Efficiency Program has completed more than 350 home efficiency upgrades.
2011-2012 Xcel Energy Home Energy Makeover Contest
Lightly Treading was proud to participate again in Xcel Energy's Home Energy Makeover Contest. Lightly Treading completed pre and post inspections on the home to target high priority improvements and ensure energy improvements were installed with the highest quality.
Take a look at how Britt-Inger and Jeffrey Scott's home benefited from nearly ten thousand dollars of energy efficient improvements, including new windows, insulation/air sealing, new HVAC system and window shades. (Link)
Loveland energy audit program running strong, likely saving energy
THE LOVELAND REPORTER HERALD: February 27, 2012
The $70 price, subsidized by the city, is much cheaper than the standard $700 for such an audit... And residents who follow certain recommendations with participating contractors could, in addition to energy costs savings, be eligible for up to a $500 rebate for work to improve the energy efficiency of the home. Full Article.
Got $50 to spare? Thrifty advice from eight experts
DENVER POST: February 20, 2012
Article on easy ways to save energy and money, featuring Lightly Treading Principal Paul Kriescher. Read the full article here.
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Lightly Treading Unveils New Look and Revamped Web Site
Denver, CO — Local energy efficiency expert, Lightly Treading, Inc. unveiled their new look and updated web site on Friday, February 10, 2012. The new look underscores Lightly Treading’s professional expertise and highlights their creative approach to energy efficiency. Full Press Release.
2011 Denver Solar Homes Tour
The home of Lightly Treading employee Francisco Reina was featured in the 2011 Denver Solar (and Energy Efficient) Home Tour. Learn more about the improvements Francisco made to make his home more energy efficient without the use of renewable technologies.