New construction and major renovation projects

As of July 1, 2022, the Efficiency Works Business New Construction program is paused while we re-evaluate the program structure to better align with trends in new construction, such as modeling, new building codes and technologies that will help our communities work towards our decarbonization goals. During this pause, we are working with third-party experts to rethink how we encourage even more efficient buildings to be built in our communities and how we interact with the new construction and major renovation industries. While the program is paused, the following rebates are available to new construction and major renovation projects via the retrofit program:

  • Cooling (controls, ventilation, evaporative)
  • Food service equipment
  • Grocery and refrigeration equipment
  • Office and IT equipment
  • Motor VFDs

LED lighting and envelope measures are not available for new construction or major renovation projects at this time. Please visit the rebates page to learn more and apply for rebates. Reach out to the Efficiency Works Business team with questions at or call 970-229-4823.

Service provider

Eligibility requirements

To qualify, buildings must be a new or current commercial electric customer of Estes Park Power and Communications, Fort Collins Utilities, Longmont Power & Communications or Loveland Water and Power. Major renovation projects are also considered within the New Construction program. A major renovation project includes three of the five criteria below:

  • The business is undertaking the project primarily due to a change in the use of the space, which requires changes to the lighting or HVAC systems. Example: warehouse space is being converted to office space.
  • The space being renovated will be unoccupied for 30 days or more.
  • Existing light fixtures are being removed and a new light scheme with rewiring is the result.
  • The project requires a construction permit.
  • First-time install of electric operated equipment in which higher efficient models are available.

Technical support and efficiency advising

Efficiency Works experts are available to help you get started or answer any questions you might have about potential efficiency projects. To contact us, send an email to

If your project is early in the design phase, you may be eligible to participate in the Integrated Design Assistance Program (Fort Collins Utilities customers only). Click here to learn more.


Program guide

Detailed program specifications and incentive requirements can be found in the Efficiency Works Business Program Guide.