City and County of Denver Partners, BlocPower and Energy Outreach Colorado, Collaborate to Implement a New Healthy Homes Program

Press Release | Denver’s Office of Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency, BlocPower

BlocPower, Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) and the City and County of Denver’s Office of Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency (CASR) have agreed to a three-year partnership as part of the Healthy Homes Program to expand equitable building electrification efforts in the City and County of Denver. BlocPower and EOC were selected after a competitive, rigorous process CASR developed earlier in 2022, approved by the Denver City Council and signed by Mayor Michael B. Hancock.

Through the Healthy Homes Program, CASR, BlocPower and EOC will decarbonize 200 low-to moderate-income households, delivering the health and economic benefits of building electrification where they are needed most. Work will focus on building envelope improvements, access to solar and community solar gardens, and replacing gas appliances with electric induction stoves and heat pump heating and cooling systems specifically designed for cold climate performance. BlocPower will focus on multi-family buildings, while EOC will focus on income-qualified single family homes.

This program aligns extremely well with Denver’s climate ambitions to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 by touching on so many of Denver’s climate and equity priorities and strategies: job creation, investments in renewable energy, climate justice, resilience and adaptation to a changing climate, and direct upgrades to homes to reduce emissions.