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‘Recharge Colorado’ looks to increase participation in the New Energy Economy

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The Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) recently teamed up with the four Better Business Bureaus (BBB) serving Colorado to help consumers connect with vendors to provide a wide range of energy upgrades, including energy-efficient furnaces, insulation, energy audits and solar power. According to a news release, the GEO and BBB want to increase the state’s participation in the New Energy Economy with the “Recharge Colorado” campaign. Through the http://www.rechargecolorado.com website, residents and business owners can select energy efficiency and renewable energy measures and incentives that will help them save money and energy. Then, they can use the list provided by the BBB to select contractors who grant the needed services from the same site, creating a seamless process for consumers. “We are proud to partner with the Better Business Bureau as we work together to create jobs, highlight Colorado service providers and increase our energy security,” said Tom Plant, director of the GEO. ” Based on our extensive research, we know that one of the greatest challenges consumers face is matching their energy needs with contractors that can help them complete the job. Likewise, we know that contractors across the state often don’t have the resources to reach those who might benefit from their services.” “Having access to BBB databases will help make it easier for consumers and businesses to find organizations that provide the products and services they need to participate in this New Energy Economy,” said Dale Mingilton, President & CEO of the BBB Serving Denver/Boulder.Businesses that already have a file with the BBB are automatically included on the list of vendors providing energy services through the Recharge Colorado website. Contractors and service providers still wishing to be listed can visit the GEO’s current website (http://www.colorado.gov/energy/index.php?/resources/rebates-for-service-providers) and fill out a “Vendor Database Form.” Contractors and service providers wishing to be listed can visit the Recharge Colorado website and click on a link to the database listing form. This will provide a “pop-up” application that is directly linked to the BBB. All information supplied on this application will be sent directly to the BBB. Contractors will then be contacted by the BBB and listed on the site within 10 business days. However, a business does not have to become BBB accredited in order to be listed on the GEO site. It’s important to note that simply being listed on the Recharge Colorado site does not mean the business is BBB Accredited, “approved” or “endorsed” by the GEO or BBB in any way. For those businesses which are BBB accredited, the BBB accreditation logo will appear alongside the listing. However, no preference will be given in terms of how the list is ordered.

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