City of Aurora – Main Street Commercial Energy Efficiency & Conservation Rebate Program (Colorado)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Colorado

Name City of Aurora – Main Street Commercial Energy Efficiency and Conservation Rebate Program
Incentive Type Local Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial
Eligible Technologies Boilers, Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Chillers, Compressed air, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Lighting, Motor VFDs, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Condensing Units, Split Systems, Energy Management Systems
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Lighting: 1-140 depending on lamp/fixture

Air Sealing: 100
Rooftop A/C and PTAC: 50/ton plus 4/ton for greater efficiency
Condensing Units: 25/ton plus 4/ton for greater efficiency
Split Systems: 50/ton plus 3/ton for greater efficiency
Ground-Source Heat Pumps: 150/ton
Chillers: 6 - 12/ton depending on system
Evaporative Cooler: 200 - 500
Furnaces: 80 - 120
Boilers: up to 4,000/MMBTUH
Water Heaters: 350
Heating System Controls: 25% of cost
VFD Air Compressors: up to 4,500/VFD
Variable Frequency Drives: 400 - 8,000
Motors: 25 - 13,500 depending on system
Energy Management Systems: Incentive amount varies by system
Recommisioning: 75% of cost
Standard Offer: 250/kW or 0.05/kWh
Custom: 400/kW

Equipment Requirements New construction is not eligible (except in the case of lighting improvements).

Material/system installation must be done by a professional contractor who is registered with Xcel Energy. Do-it-yourself installations do not qualify.

All necessary permits must be pulled by a contractor license in the City of Aurora. To check if a permit is necessary for your project, visit and select “Public Works” and then “Building Division” for a list of permit required projects.

Addresses will be verified. Any property owner with a project address outside of Aurora city limits will be denied a rebate.

Expiration Date 9/2011

Maximum Incentive 3,000 per property

Program Administrator City of Aurora Planning and Development Services

References DSIRE[1]


Rebates are layered on existing Xcel Energy efficiency and conservation rebates. Participants must first be eligible for and receive an Xcel Energy rebate before applying for an Aurora rebate. The City of Aurora will rebate to the participant the same dollar amount as the received Xcel Energy rebate, up to the defined maximums. Only material/system purchases for the energy efficiency project are refundable; the City of Aurora will not refund installation. The rebate amount may not exceed the materials cost of the project.

Interested Aurora residents should call 1-800-895-4999 or visit to learn how to apply for Xcel Energy rebates. From Xcel’s homepage, select “Colorado” from the state menu. Choose “Residential” on the top navigation bar, and select “Programs and Resources.”

All eligible installations must be completed by a professional contractor who is registered with Xcel Energy. Professional contractors may easily register at Select “Colorado” from the state menu, then select the “Energy Partners” tab from the top of the web page. Click on “Trade Partners.” Select “Residential Programs” on the left navigation area and follow the instructions to register.

Submission Checklist

  • Completed Aurora Energy Efficiency and Conservation Rebate application
  • Copy of Xcel Energy rebate check stub(s)
  • Copy of building permit(s) if applicable
  • Signed confidentiality agreement

The rebate program is effective April 2, 2010 through September 2011. Rebates are offered on a first-come first-served basis until funds are exhausted.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Energy Rebate Administration
Department City of Aurora
Division Planning and Development Services
Address 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy.
Address 2 Suite 2300
Place Aurora, Colorado
Zip/Postal Code 80207
Phone (303) 739-7675


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"