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Sustainability Rebates

The Golden Sustainability program offers a variety of sustainability upgrade rebates. The following rebates are available until funds are exhausted.


  • Building Permit Required:  In many cases, for the energy rebates specifically, proof of a City of Golden building permit is required.
  • Match Required:  Most rebates require proof of a matching rebate from Xcel Energy. Qualifying proof can be either:
    • Copy of an Xcel rebate check received
    • An email from Xcel approving the project for an Xcel rebate (not acceptance of an application)
  • Qualifying Equipment:  Certain equipment, such as whole house heat pumps, have minimum sizing requirements in order to qualify for City of Golden rebates, which may differ from Xcel Energy requirements.
  • Qualifying Contractor:  Many Xcel Energy rebates require the use of an approved Xcel Energy contractor in order to receive the Xcel rebates.
  • Rebate Limits:  Limit of three (3) rebates per property, per calendar year.


  • Rebates apply to homeowners only; renters are ineligible for the program.
  • Owners earning up to 80% of Area Median Income (AMI) annually (includes all adults over 18 living in household). Please see the Jefferson County AMI Income limits at Energy Outreach Colorado.
  • Proof of low income status can be demonstrated in a number of ways:
    • Copies of Social Security statements or benefit letters
    • Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) participation 
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation
    • Copies of pay stubs
    • Copies of tax returns
  • City of Golden rebates may be paid directly to contractors when proof of anticipated Xcel Energy rebate and a City of Golden building permit (if required) is submitted.
  • Limit of three (3) rebates per household.

Available Rebates

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