Frequently asked questions


Efficiency Works Business unites the energy and water efficiency offerings for commercial customers of Estes Park Power and Communications, Fort Collins Utilities, Longmont Power & Communications, Loveland Water and Power and Platte River Power Authority. The program helps businesses save money on their energy needs through rebates and assessments.

Check the program guide for specific eligibility requirements. General eligibility is below:

Facility assessments, free efficiency products and electric rebates

Locations with a commercial electric meter served by:

  • Estes Park Power and Communications
  • Fort Collins Utilities
  • Longmont Power & Communications
  • Loveland Water and Power

Water rebates 

Locations with a commercial water meter served by:

  • Fort Collins Utilities
  • City of Longmont
  • Loveland Water and Power

Efficiency Works Business offers eligible customers free energy advising and facility assessments to identify opportunities that reduce operating costs and environmental impacts by analyzing existing building systems and equipment.

There is no obligation to complete an efficiency project after receiving an assessment. Learn more and sign up for an assessment here.

Yes. Efficiency Works Business offers eligible customers FREE facility assessments to identify opportunities that reduce operating costs and environmental impacts by analyzing existing building systems and equipment.

The opportunities identified during an assessment can be implemented right away or in the future. There is no obligation to complete an efficiency project after receiving the assessment report. Learn more and sign up for an assessment here.

Almost anything that saves electricity or water can be eligible for a rebate. Qualifying efficiency equipment is kept up to date on our rebates page. If your specific upgrade is not listed, contact business@efficiencyworks.org to see if it may qualify for a custom rebate.

Yes. Our energy advisors help you through the rebate process, from identifying potential efficiency opportunities to reviewing project bids or discussing ways to plan future projects after receiving an assessment. Learn more and sign up for energy advising here. Learn more about our rebates here.

Pre-approval is required for estimated rebates over $10,000 and all Variable Frequency Drive (VFDs), custom and new construction rebate projects. We require pre-approval for these projects to clarify eligibility, projected energy savings and rebate amounts before beginning work. After pre-approval, we reserve rebate funding for 45 days past the estimated completion date provided in each application.

Following project completion, re-approval from Efficiency Works is required if the final rebate amount is expected to equal or exceed 110% of the preapproved rebate. For more information on rebate amounts, click here or contact Efficiency Works Business at business@EfficiencyWorks.org.

We typically respond to pre-approval applications within two business days. Pre-approval may take longer if your rebate exceeds $10,000 or comes during a time of high demand.

Efficiency Works rebates vary by program but can cover up to 100% of upgrade costs, up to $50,000. Incentives exceeding $50,000 may be approved based on projected energy savings and other applicable criteria. For more detail visit our program guide or contact business@EfficiencyWorks.org.

In the interest of claiming accurate energy savings, a rebate payment cannot be made before the project is completed. To issue payment, the following documentation is needed:

  • Updated rebate application
  • Project invoice(s)
  • IRS form W-9 for the entity receiving the rebate
  • Terms & Conditions signed by the participant

Rebate payments are typically processed and paid within 4-6 weeks of receiving all final paperwork. In some cases, post-inspection may be required to verify that installed equipment matches your application. To ensure you get your rebate as quickly as possible, the following documentation must be submitted with your application:

  • Updated rebate application
  • Project invoice(s)
  • IRS form W-9 for the entity receiving the rebate
  • Terms & Conditions signed by the participant

Rebate payment can be sent to either the contractor or the participant upon completion. It is the responsibility of the participant and contractor to work out the details of rebate payment prior to any work being performed. If a participant decides to have the rebate paid to the contractor, the amount of the rebate must be shown as a discount on the final project invoice.

Yes, Efficiency Works maintains a “find an Efficiency Works service provider” database. The service providers listed in the database have demonstrated their interest and ability to help customers complete energy efficiency upgrades. Customers are encouraged to solicit two or more bids for each efficiency project they are considering.

No. Rebate projects can be completed in-house or contracted to a third party as long as the equipment meets the efficiency requirements. However, Efficiency Works listed service providers have demonstrated program knowledge through previous project completion and, when possible, have been rated by customers based on their previous work in the Efficiency Works Business programs.

Click here to learn more and apply to become a listed Efficiency Works Business service provider.

No. Efficiency Works does not guarantee the accuracy of information or quality of work provided by any service provider, listed or otherwise. When approving a rebate project, the Efficiency Works Business team focuses on the equipment being installed meeting efficiency requirements, not to installation quality.

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