How to Participate



Any business that is an electricity customer of Estes Park Light & Power, Fort Collins Utilities, Longmont Power & Communications or Loveland Water and Power is eligible to participate in any of our efficiency programs. We can help your business in a number of ways. Do you have a project in mind that would make your business more energy efficient? We provide rebates for virtually anything that saves electricity. A list of Efficiency Works Business rebate offerings is provided below. The Efficiency Works Business program also administers commercial water rebates to Fort Collins Utilities water customers.

Don’t know where to start? Contact us today for free energy advising or facility assessment, we’ll outline the best options for efficiency upgrades to your business. We can direct you to a list of service providers who are familiar with the Efficiency Works Business program to help get the job done. Our staff of efficiency experts is available to review quotes or to answer any energy or water efficiency related question you might have.

 

Connect with an Efficiency Works Business team member today!

Call: 877-981-1888

E-mail: Business@EfficiencyWorks.org

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Steps for Completing a Project


    1. Identify Project
    2. Get Pre-Approval
      • Verify site and equipment eligibility
      • Submit a Rebate Application, along with project proposal showing eligible equipment
      • If project meets program rules, a pre-approval code will be issued reserving rebate funds*

*Energy advising or a facility assessment is required prior to pre-approval if the total rebate is $10,000 or more. Projects are selected for pre-inspection on a random basis.

  1. Complete Project
  2. Submit Final Paperwork
    • Document and inform Efficiency Works of any changes to the product installed or project scope – this may affect the final rebate amount
    • Documents required to be submitted for rebate payment are listed on Page 12 of the Rebate Application
  3. Receive Rebate Payment
    • Rebate payment can be sent to the customer or contractor completing the project
    • Rebate Applications are typically processed and paid within 4-6 weeks of submittal
    • Post-project inspections may be required prior to release of rebate payment

Available Rebates


Click on an equipment category below to see what rebates are available. Note that rebate amounts and requirements are subject to change without notice. The most recent version of the rebate application will have the most up-to-date program changes.

Upgrade Type Rebate (per watt reduced)
LED Fixture (fluorescent replacement) $1.50
LED Fixture (HID/incandescent replacement) $0.75
LED Retrofit (fluorescent replacement) $0.50
LED Retrofit (HID/incandescent replacement) $0.25
LED Lamp, Bulb, or Other $0.10
Controls (Tier 1) $0.10 bonus
Controls (Tier 2) $0.25 bonus

NOTE: All fixtures, retrofits and lamps must be on either the DLC QPL, or ENERGY STAR qualified. See the current version of the rebate application for more detailed product requirements

We work with local distributors to ensure you have access to the most efficient air conditioning systems at the best possible price. Just ask your contractor for quotes for both standard and high efficiency options to compare and find what will suit your needs and budget.

Upgrade Type Rebate
Evaporative condenser cooling $100 per ton
Evaporative cooling $0.20 per CFM
Economizer controls $250 per unit
PTAC/PTHP controls $75 per unit
Advanced RTU controllers $2,000 per unit
Cooling

Upgrading the envelope of your building can save you on your heating and cooling costs. Does not apply to new construction.

Upgrade Type Requirements Rebate ($/SF)
Windows (Tier 1) U ≤ 0.30, SHGC ≤ 0.25 $3.00
Windows (Tier 2) U ≤ 0.18, SHGC ≤ 0.22 $6.00
Window Film SHGC ≤ 0.35 $1.50
Roof Insulation Above deck: R-30 c.i.

Metal bldg: R-19 + R-13 liner

Attic: R-49

Other: R-25 + R-10 liner

$0.32
Wall Insulation Mass: R-20 c.i.

Metal bldg: R-21 c.i.

Steel frame: R-13 + R-12 c.i.

Wood frame: R-13 + R-8.5 c.i.

Wood frame: R-19 + R-6 c.i.

$0.06
Cool roof ENERGY STAR $0.18

SF = square foot
U = measures how much heat energy is lost (lower is better)
SHGC = solar heat gain coefficient
c.i. = continuous insulation

Upgrade Type Requirement Rebate
Ice Machine* CEE Tier 2 $300 per unit
ENERGY STAR $200 per unit
Hot Food Holding Cabinet (≥7 ft3) ENERGY STAR $600 per unit
Reach-In Fridge or Freezer (<19 ft3) ENERGY STAR $250 per unit
Reach-In Fridge or Freezer (19-30 ft3) ENERGY STAR $500 per unit
Reach-In Fridge or Freezer (31-60 ft3) ENERGY STAR $750 per unit
Reach-In Fridge or Freezer (61-90 ft3) ENERGY STAR $1,000 per unit
Electric Steamer* ENERGY STAR $1,200 per unit
Electric Fryer ENERGY STAR $200 per unit
Electric Griddle ENERGY STAR** $600 per unit
Combination Oven – Electric ENERGY STAR** $2,000 per unit
Convection Oven - Electric ENERGY STAR** $400 per unit
Vent Hood Controls VFD, sensors $400 per hp

* Additional rebates available for Fort Collins Utilities water customers. See the current version of the rebate application for additional information.
** Heavy load efficiency must be greater than 70%

Tune-Ups for Existing Equipment

Upgrade Type Rebate
Auto Closer Reach-in freezer $50 per door
Reach-in cooler $50 per door
Walk-in freezer $50 per door
Walk-in cooler $50 per door
Gaskets Reach-in freezer $7 per linear foot
Reach-in cooler $6 per linear foot
Walk-in freezer $7 per linear foot
Walk-in cooler $6 per linear foot
Strip Curtains Walk-in freezer $150 per door
Walk-in cooler $75 per door
Suction line insulation $1.50 per foot
Convection Oven - Electric ENERGY STAR** $400 per unit
Vent Hood Controls VFD, sensors $400 per hp

Upgrades to reach-in coolers or reach-in freezers (new or existing)

Upgrade Type Rebate
Zero energy glass doors without ASH controls $125 per door
Low energy glass doors $75 per door
ASH controls $100 per door
Case lighting (T8/T10/T12 to LED) $100 per lamp
Occupancy sensor (LED/T8 case lighting) $8 per lamp
EC motors Reach-in/display cases $50 per motor
Compressor head cooling fan $50 per motor
Night covers $20 per l.f.

ASH = Anti-Sweat Heater
l.f. = linear foot
EC = Electronically Commutated

Upgrades to existing walk-in coolers or existing walk-in freezers

Upgrade Type Rebate
Zero energy glass doors without ASH controls $125 per door
Low energy glass doors $75 per door
ASH controls $100 per door
Case lighting (T8/T10/T12 to LED) $100 per lamp
Occupancy sensor (LED/T8 case lighting) $8 per lamp
EC motors Walk-in freezer/cooler $100 per motor
Compressor head cooling fan $50 per motor
Night covers $20 per l.f.
Smart defrost controls (freezer only) $400 per controller
Evaporator fan controls $50 per fan
Outside air economizer $1,250 per economizer

ASH = Anti-Sweat Heater
l.f. = linear foot
EC = Electronically Commutated

Upgrades to new walk-in coolers or new walk-in freezers

Upgrade Type Rebate
Zero energy glass doors without ASH controls $50 per door
Case lighting (T8 to LED) $100 per lamp
Occupancy sensor (LED/T8 case lighting) $8 per lamp
Smart defrost controls (freezer only) $200 per controller
Evaporator fan controls $50 per fan
Outside air economizer $1,250 per economizer

ASH = Anti-Sweat Heater
l.f. = linear foot
EC = Electronically Commutated

Grocery

NOTE: All fixtures, retrofits and lamps must be on either the DLC QPL, or ENERGY STAR qualified. See the current version of the rebate application for more detailed product requirements.

Upgrade Type Requirement Rebate
Desktop/side computer ENERGY STAR $12
Thin Client (Fort Collins only) ENERGY STAR $50
Server Virtualization Software agreement required $250
LED desk lamp ENERGY STAR $15
LED undercabinet fixture ENERGY STAR $5
LED floor lamp ENERGY STAR, 55W max $20
Advanced (Smart) Power Strip, Tier 1* Master/control Device $7
Advanced (Smart) Power Strip, Tier 2* Motion or Schedule $20
Vending Machine Controls Motion or Schedule $90
Clothes Washer*  (residential or commercial, including vended) ENERGY STAR $25
Dishwasher* (residential style) ENERGY STAR $25
Refrigerator (residential style) ENERGY STAR $50
Ultra-Low-Temperature (ULT) Laboratory Grade Freezer (T < -94 degF) ENERGY STAR $450

* Additional rebates may be available for Fort Collins Utilities water customers.


Motor Capacity (hp) Rebate ($/hp)
Min Max
1 5 $120
7.5 10 $100
15 20 $85
25 30 $75
40 50 $65
60 75 $55

Fans, pumps and compressors are eligible.
Custom rebates may be available for VFDs above 75 hp.

NOTE: All fixtures, retrofits and lamps must be on either the DLC QPL, or ENERGY STAR qualified. See the current version of the rebate application for more detailed product requirements.

Equipment Type Requirement Rebate
Ice machine CEE Tier 2 or
ENERGY STAR
$100
Electric steamer ENERGY STAR $750
Clothes Washer Residential ENERGY STAR $50
Commercial Vended ENERGY STAR $250
Commercial Non-Vended ENERGY STAR $125
Dishwasher, Commercial ENERGY STAR Up to $2,000
Toilet** Tank (≤1.1 GPF) WaterSense $75
Flushvalve (≤1.28 GPF) WaterSense $100
Urinal ≤0.125 GPF or Waterless WaterSense $100
Ultra High Efficiency Sink Aerators+ ≤0.5 GPM Free
High Efficiency Showerhead  ≤1.5 GPM WaterSense $10
High Efficiency Pre-Rinse Spray Valves+ WaterSense Free

Any water rebates available here are in addition to electric rebates.
** Must verify old toilet was recycled.
+ Call Fort Collins Utilities at (970) 416-2877 for free aerators, up to two spray valves provided for free.


Category Rebate
Energy $0.10 per kWh (first year)
Summer Peak Demand $500 per kW
Water (Fort Collins only) $5,000 per acre-foot (first year)

Summer peak hours are weekdays, June through August, between 3 and 6 P.M.
Additional rules apply; see the current version of the rebate application for all restrictions.

Interested in tuning up your current building?


Efficiency Works Business program offers incentives for new construction and major renovation projects.