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Energy Outreach Helping Low-income Communities

August 17, 2016

DENVER – Energy Outreach Colorado's work on behalf of low-income energy consumers includes helping other dedicated non-profits that support under-served communities.

Energy Outreach's Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Program (NEEP) offers energy efficiency grants to install upgraded equipment in buildings owned by nonprofits that serve low-income communities. Participating organizations benefit from lower energy costs so they can allocate more of their operating budget to provide services to low-income communities.

NEEP recently completed a project at the Development Disabilities Resource Center's facility in Arvada. The upgrades are expected to save $12,800 annually in energy costs from new equipment including interior and exterior lighting, appliances, a boiler and heat exchanger, insulation and low-flow water aerators. Xcel Energy and EOC helped fund the $117,000 project.

"The upgraded lighting in our warm water therapy pool has received some of the best responses from our clients," said Nathan Anderson, a DDRC operations manager. "It's great because we're using less energy with fewer but more efficient and brighter lights, which is a huge benefit for us."

NEEP completed projects with 35 organizations last year. For more information contact Brooke Pike, NEEP project manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 303-226-5060.

About Energy Outreach
EOC raises funds to help low-income Coloradans afford home energy and remain warm and safe in their homes. Established in 1989, Energy Outreach works with partner assistance organizations, vendors and subcontractors across the state to provide energy bill payment assistance, emergency home furnace repair, weatherization services, energy efficiency grants for affordable housing and nonprofit facilities, energy education, and advocacy on behalf of low-income energy consumers.

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