Rebates & Incentives

Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE) has worked with more than 2,000 businesses across Boulder County to access rebates, incentives, and financing that help them realize their sustainability goals and make smart investments in their business operations. Rebate amounts and availability vary and pre-approval may be required.

PACE has new funds for rebates and incentives in 2018.

Please call an advisor to see what you qualify for. Contact a business sustainability advisor at 303-786-7223 or to learn more.

Partners for A clean Environment (PACE) has distributed $3.2 million in rebates for more than 1,370 energy efficiency projects for businesses and commercial building owners. These rebates were used for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Rebates are available from many sources, including utilities and local governments. PACE supports your business in achieving your energy goals, connects you with financing tools and incentives, provides personalized guidance, and helps you gain recognition for your efforts.

2018 PACE Energy Efficiency Rebates:

Lower your costs and get rebates from PACE. Qualified energy efficiency projects may include the following:

    • Lighting
    • Cooling Efficiency
    • Heating Efficiency
    • Motor and Drive Efficiency
    • Restaurant Equipment
    • PV Solar Systems

Eligibility and Process for Commercial Rebates:

For more information on eligibility, next steps, reservations and rebate funds click here.

Do you need a contrator for your project? Find a Contractor for Lighting, HVAC, Other.

Businesses are required to contact an advisor prior to the installation of energy efficiency measures to confirm funding, ensure that your project meets the eligibility requirements and to schedule an energy assessment/walk through of the project to verify existing equipment.

Are you a Contractor? Go to the PACE Contractor section for more information.
Contact a business sustainability advisor at 303-786-7223 or to learn more and to schedule an energy assessment.

Other Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs:

Custom Rebates:

Businesses located in the city of Boulder can participate in a custom rebate program for energy efficiency measures that are not part of the existing prescriptive rebate program. The custom efficiency rebates promote electric and natural gas reduction and require pre-approval prior to purchase/installation of equipment. Project submissions are reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis.

Examples of potential custom rebate measures:

Advanced lighting controls, high efficiency heat pumps, heat recovery and reuse, chiller upgrades, building automation systems, compressed air equipment and system upgrades, refrigeration compressor and condenser upgrade, variable frequency drive installations on fans, pumps, or other variable loads.

Contact a business sustainability advisor at 303-786-7223 or to learn more.


C-PACE Energy Loans

Colorado Property Assessed Clean Energy Loans (C-PACE) enables owners of Eligible Commercial & Industrial Buildings to finance up to 100% of Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Water Conservation Eligible Improvements.

Businesses in the City of Boulder are currently eligible for the following financial incentive:

    • FREE Six-Month Supply of Compost Bags. To qualify, businesses of all types simply need to fill out the online application. Using compostable green bags helps reduce plastics contamination in the compost waste stream, and the city recognizes the additional cost these bags pose now that the Universal Zero Waste Ordinance requires composting at all businesses. Using funding acquired through the Disposable Bag Fee, the city wants to help businesses on the road to Zero Waste by offsetting some of the costs. Funding is limited, and applications will be approved on a first come first serve basis while supplies last.

Boulder County Businesses:

    • To enhance recycling and compost collection, businesses may be eligible to receive up to $300 towards the purchase of interior waste, recycling, and compost bins.

Contact a business sustainability advisor at 303-786-7223 or to learn more.

Please note: All incentives are subject to funding availability.

  • While supplies last, PACE will install faucet aerators and pre-rinse spray valves and to high-efficiency models, completely free. We want to help businesses, restaurants and commercial kitchens save water, energy, and MONEY!
  • PACE offers water assessments to businesses and commercial property owners to help prioritize water-saving improvements and save money. This service is offered at no cost to businesses throughout Boulder County.
  • In partnership with PACE, the City of Boulder offers water conservation incentives to key commercial businesses such as restaurants and businesses with landscaping.

Contact a business sustainability advisor at 303-786-7223 or to learn more.

PACE links businesses throughout Boulder County with a variety of incentives for transportation options, such as EcoPasses, vanpools and carpools, and bike and car share programs.

Incentives vary by municipality:

    • BikeShare – Boulder B-cycle offers discounted corporate memberships.
    • Bike racks and permit assistance – Boulder County provides up to four free “inverted U” bike racks, site layout advising, permit assistance, and the business covers installation.
    • Carpool and Vanpool – Employees can split commute costs by vanpooling and carpooling. Various incentives are available through MyWayToGo, VanGo, Go Boulder and US 36 Commuting Solutions.
    • CarShare – Discounted carshare rates for businesses and nonprofits with eGo CarShare.
    • EcoPass – The EcoPass is valid for unlimited rides on all regular RTD bus and light rail service. Discounted prices and reimbursements are available for businesses based on the number of employees.
      • Discounts for EcoPass Holders – 10% discount on eGo Carshare memberships, 10% discount on memberships to Community Cycles, and much more.
      • Downtown Boulder Free EcoPass – Businesses located within downtown Boulder are included in the City of Boulder Parking Services FREE downtown employee EcoPass program.
    • Electric Vehicle Charging Station Grants – Charge Ahead Colorado offers grants to cover up to 80% of the purchase and installation of an electric vehicle charging station.
    • Tax Benefits – Transit passes and vanpooling are eligible for commuter tax benefits.

Contact a business sustainability advisor at 303-786-7223 or to learn more.