Fort Collins Utilities - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

July 08, 2015


Fort Collins provides businesses incentives for new construction projects and existing building retrofits. The Electric Efficiency Program encourages companies to retrofit facilities with new energy efficient equipment. Eligible facilities may receive incentives for installing or implementing efficient light fixtures and controls, food service equipment, mechanical systems, insulation measures, and industrial process improvements. Most rebates for equipment and efficiency measures are offered on a prescriptive basis, however, custom incentives may be available; contact Fort Collins for more information. Applications forms with detailed information on rebate amounts and equipment requirements can be found on the program website.

Fort Collins Utilities also offers the Building Tune Up Program to eligible facilities. Eligible facilities must have unique energy circumstances and must be committed to allocating $4,000 towards efficiency improvements. Facility conditions such as energy costs, building size and building age will also affect the viability of project proposals. Incentives vary by the metrics of each potential project. The maximum rebate available for this program is $50,000. Contact Fort Collins for more information.

The Integrated Design Assistance Program encourages the construction of new energy efficient buildings by offering rebates and design assistance. A Whole Building Approach and a Prescriptive Approach are both available to customers. Incentives offered under the Prescriptive Approach are identical to incentives under the Electric Efficiency Program. The Whole Building Approach offers a performance incentive and a design incentive. Both of these Whole Building Program options require that the building be at least 5,000 square ft. Businesses taking advantage of the Whole Building Design Approach can offset design costs through an incentive tied to total square footage and those participating in the Whole Building Performance Approach can receive the greater of $500 per kilowatt (kW) of summer peak demand reduction or $0.10 per annual kilowatt-hour (kWh) saved.

More information on all programs can be found on the Fort Collins website listed above.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Platte River Power Authority
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls/Sensors
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Roofs
  • Motors
  • Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Personal Computing Equipment
  • Reflective Roofs
  • LED Lighting
  • Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Incentive Amount: Roof Top A/C: $100 - $150, plus $5 for each 0.1 SEER or IEER above minimum requirement
Variable Frequency Drives: $85 - $120/HP
Packaged Terminal A/C: $50, plus $5 for each 0.1 EER above minimum requirement
Economizer: $250
Lighting: $0.35 - $0.55/watt
Insulation: Varies
Food Service Equipment: Varies
Lighting: Varies
Retro-commissioning: Up to 75% of cost

Integrated Design Assistance (Design Approach): $5,000, plus $0.10/sq. ft.
Integrated Design Assistance (Performance Approach): $0.10 per annual kWh saved or $500 per kW saved during Summer Peak Period
Maximum Incentive: Building Tune Up: $50,000
Equipment Requirements: See program web site for full program requirements


Name: Fort Collins Utilities
Address: 700 Wood St
Fort Collins CO 80521
Phone: (970) 221-6700

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.