How to Participate


Downtown Fort Collins
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*
  3. *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.

  4. Complete Project
  5. 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
  6. 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
Office Lighting

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 Rebate
Evaporative condenser cooling $100 per ton
Evaporative cooling $0.20 per CFM
Economizer controls $250 per unit
Advanced RTU controllers $2,000 per unit
Cooling

Rebates are not available for replacement or new installation of air conditioning (AC) units, your local utility has worked with regional distributors and manufacturers to ensure high-efficiency AC units are available and ready for installation when needed.

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
Attic R-49 $0.16
Roof Insulation Above deck: R-30 c.i.
Metal bldg: R-19 + R-13 liner
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
Envelope Insulation

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*
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** $1,200 per unit
Convection Oven - Electric ENERGY STAR** $400 per unit
Vent Hood Controls VFD, sensors $400 per hp
Food Service Equipment

* 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%

Existing coolers and freezers (reach-in or walk-in)

Upgrade Type Rebate
Door Auto Closer1 walk-in freezer $50 per door
walk-in cooler $50 per door
reach-in freezer $50 per door
reach-in cooler $50 per door
Door Gaskets2 walk-in cooler $6 per lineal ft
walk-in freezer $7 per lineal ft
reach-in cooler $6 per lineal ft
reach-in freezer $7 per linear foot
Strip Curtain walk-in cooler $75 per door
walk-in freezer $150 per door
Suction line insulation $1.50 per lineal ft
Zero energy glass door3 $125 per door
Low energy glass door4 $75 per door
Anti-sweat heater (ASH) controls5 $100 per door
LED case lighting6 replacing T8 $100 per lamp
replacing T10 or T12 $100 per lamp
Occupancy sensor for case lighting (LED or T8) $8 per lamp
Electrically commutated (EC) evaporator fan motor7 reach-in cooler/freezer $50 per motor
walk-in cooler/freezer $100 per motor
Permanent magnet synchronous evaporator fan motor, e.q. Q-Sync77 reach-in cooler/freezer $100 per motor
walk-in cooler/freezer $250 per motor
EC compressor head cooling fan motor8 $50 per motor
Night covers (vertical or horizontal) $20 per ln ft case
Smart defrost control for walk-in freezer9 $400 per controller
Evaporator fan controls for walk-in cooler or freezer10 $50 per fan motor
Outside air economizers for walk-in cooler or freezer11 $1,250 per unit

New reach-in coolers and freezers

Upgrade Type Rebate
Zero energy glass door3 $125 per door
Low energy glass door4 $75 per door
Anti-sweat heater (ASH) controls5 $100 per door
LED case lighting6 replacing T8 $100 per lamp
replacing T10 or T12 $100 per lamp
Occupancy sensor for case lighting (LED or T8) $8 per lamp
Electrically commutated (EC) evaporator fan motor7 $50 per motor
Permanent magnet synchronous evaporator fan motor, e.q. Q-Sync7 $100 per motor
EC compressor head cooling fan motor8 $50 per motor
Night covers (vertical or horizontal) $20 per ln ft case
Smart defrost control for walk-in freezer9 $400 per controller
Evaporator fan controls for walk-in cooler or freezer10 $50 per fan motor
Outside air economizers for walk-in cooler or freezer11 $1,250 per unit

New walk-in coolers and freezers

Upgrade Type Rebate
Zero energy glass door3 $50 per door
LED case lighting6 $100 per lamp
Occupancy sensor for case lighting (LED or T8) $8 per lamp
Smart defrost control for walk-in freezer9 $200 per controller
Evaporator fan controls for walk-in cooler or freezer10 $50 per fan motor
Outside air economizers for walk-in cooler or freezer11 $1,250 per unit
* Annual electric cost savings estimates are based on a simple calculation and may not accurately predict the results for your facility.

  1. New installation or replacement of non-functioning auto closer (there is no rebate for the adjustment of an existing auto-closer). Must be able to firmly close the door when closed to within one inch of full closure. Door must have a minimum perimeter of 15 feet.
  2. New gasket to replace existing worn or damaged gasket. Replacement gaskets must meet the manufacturer’s specifications regarding dimensions, materials, attachment method, style, compression, and magnetism.
  3. Triple-pane glass with either heat-reflective treated glass or gas fill and are equipped with no anti-sweat heaters. Anti-Sweat Heater Control rebate is not available with this rebate.
  4. New glass doors replacing existing glass door with an amp draw of less than 0.39 amps per door. Anti-Sweat Heater Control rebate is not available with this rebate.
  5. Controller that reduces the energy use of anti-sweat heater by 50% by sensing humidity, dew point or condensation. Zero energy and low energy glass door rebates are not available with this rebate.
  6. LED fixture must be on the Design Lights Consortium (DLC) Qualified Product List (QPL), and be replacing a T8, T10, or T12 fixture (no rebate is available for retrofitting T5 case lighting).
  7. New evaporator fan motor must be replacing an existing shaded pole motor, less than 1 horsepower.
  8. New compressor head fan motor must be less than 20W, replacing existing shaded pole motor (>35W) on a low temperature reciprocating compressor system. Compressor must be an integral part of a refrigeration system with a remote air cooled or evaporative condenser.
  9. Automated controls on a system with a condensing unit of 1.5 horsepower or greater. Controls should use temperature and pressure sensors to determine when to initiate an evaporator defrost cycle. Timers are not eligible.
  10. Automated controls on an evaporator fan of 1/20 horsepower or greater. Must reduce evaporator fan runtime by at least 70% when the compressor is not running. Must automatically reduce fan speed when refrigerant is not flowing. NOTE: Savings may be significantly reduced in undersized systems.
  11. For walk-in coolers or freezers that are 1,000 cubic feet or larger. Outdoor air and exhaust dampers must close automatically for summer isolation. Must be capable of using outdoor air of less than 34° F while maintaining the set point of the cooler. Provide dimensions of the walk-in with rebate application.

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 Freezer (T < -94ºF) ENERGY STAR, MDEC < 0.42 kWh/day/ft3 $450

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

Office Equipment
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.

Variable Frequency Drives

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.

Toilet
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.

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