Community Energy Exchange

Community Energy Exchange (CEE) creates partnerships between home performance contractors and trades, nonprofit organizations and building science training institutions.  The CEE partnership provides safety and energy-efficiency solutions to non-profit homes and buildings, state and national parks, disabled, seniors and veterans.  Participating contractors and trades help improve the energy efficiency of their community while learning and applying whole house building science.  In-the-field and on-the-job building science mentoring is provided by experienced home performance contractors.

CEE Mentoring Results - CEE.pdf

1. Building Performance Institute - BPI BA Mentoring,
2. Energy Assessments & Combustion Appliance Safety Testing,
3. Basic Air Sealing & Weatherization during Energy Assessments,
4. List of Actionable Work Scope Items with ROI,
5. Software Models of Buildings.

Current CEE Projects Include

Rebuilding Together Metro Denver – evaluating homes along the Colorado Front Range for energy efficiency, combustion appliance safety testing and indoor air quality while performing comprehensive energy assessments and delivering actionable work scopes.
Easter Seals Colorado Rocky Mountain Village – consists of energy assessments and combustion safety testing on 22 building dating in age from 2-70 years and providing energy efficiency upgrades, air sealing, insulation and weatherization throughout the property.
Ongoing Home Performance Contractor mentoring with Ride-along Energy Assessments, combustion appliance safety testing, indoor air quality sampling and hands-on experience.

Participating project sponsors engage contractors with demonstrations on energy efficient upgrade products and processes during real-time building improvement and mentoring sessions.  Contractors and trades have the opportunity to experience and learn about building science, energy efficient products and application while delivering energy efficient solutions to nonprofit organizations and gaining experience in real-world buildings.

“The efforts of Community Energy Exchange on our behalf are laying the framework for a sustainable future at Rocky Mountain Village.  We are grateful to be the beneficiaries of their efforts and the investment of time, energy, and materials will be a part of Rocky Mountain Village for years to come.”  Lynn Robinson, CEO of Easter Seals Colorado.

"I am very grateful for the practical field experience opportunity that Community Energy Exchange provided through their partnership with Easter Seals Rocky Mountain Village. 
The mentoring instruction has given me the confidence I need to further my carrier as an energy auditor.  Thank you Community Energy Exchange for providing this opportunity to grow as an aspiring energy auditing professional."  Dan Henderson, Home Performance Contractor.

“Rebuilding Together Metro Denver is so pleased to partner with Community Energy Exchange again this year with help in auditing homes in the Barnum neighborhood of Denver.  The audits supply us with valuable information on how we can make homes more energy efficient and we appreciate Community Energy Exchange’s spirit of collaboration in our 2nd year of partnership.”  Megan Bilotta, Operations Director, Rebuilding Together Metro Denver.

Email to receive a schedule of available mentoring sessions.
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