For Business

Efficiency Works™ helps you identify and implement cost-effective efficiency upgrades for new or existing buildings.

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As a business and building owner, you can sign up for a free facility assessment, apply for efficiency rebates and find a local Efficiency Works Provider to implement your efficiency project. You must be a current business customer receiving electric and/or water service from Estes Park Light and Power, Fort Collins Utilities, Longmont Power & Communications, or Loveland Water and Power.

Free Technical Support

Efficiency Works offers business customers free technical support to identify opportunities that reduce operating costs and environmental impacts by analyzing existing building systems and equipment. We recommend that you take advantage of this free assessment if you are generally interested in saving energy, water and money – and do not have a specific efficiency project in mind. The facility assessment will identify efficiency opportunities and potential projects you can implement in your facility or business.

Eligibility:

Participants must be a current business customer receiving electric and/or water service from Estes Park Light and Power, Fort Collins Utilities, Longmont Power & Communications, or Loveland Water and Power.

Get Started:
  1. Download and complete the assessment application (pdf).
  2. Complete the application.
  3. Attach the completed assessment application and submit to email listed for your utility at the top of the assessment form. If the assessment is submitted to be eligible for the Business Efficiency Grant, please include a copy of the rebate application along with the Assessment Application.

Rebates & Grants

Efficiency Works provides funding to help you conserve energy, water, and reduce costs when upgrading to more efficient equipment in new construction or existing commercial buildings. Go to the Case Studies page to read about efficiency projects completed by others.

Now through December 1, 2014, the Business Efficiency Grant is an additional cash grant offered to businesses to help reduce the capital expense of eligible energy and water efficiency projects. Eligible projects may qualify for a $2,000 grant in addition to currently offered rebates. Businesses can receive up to $5,000 during the grant period by implementing two or more projects types ($2,000 each), which triggers an additional bonus of $1,000. The total amount of the rebate and grant is limited to 75% of the total cost of implementation. Go to the specific opportunities in the Efficiency Works Rebate Application.

How to Participate

  1. Contact Efficiency Works (or sign up for a facility assessment) or an Efficiency Works Provider who is familiar with the program for help getting started and deciding which efficiency improvements to make.
  2. Complete an application to determine the estimated incentive amount.
  3. Submit the application to Efficiency Works to receive approval before beginning work on the project. Pre-approval is required the potential incentive is greater than $1,000.
    • Efficiency Works Rebate Application: This application is used to apply for incentives for efficiency equipment upgrades in your new or existing building or facility.
    • Building Tune-up Application: This application is used to apply for funding for building retrocommissioning – diagnostics, documentation and fixing operational issues related to specific building energy systems not performing to the original design intent or the owner’s operational needs. Efficiency Works pays 100% of the cost to identify measures that can save energy, water, improve the comfort, operation, and efficiency of your building leading to a payback in less than two years. You pay the costs for implementing the measures.
  4. Efficiency Works will review the application and provide an approval code.
  5. Complete the project.
  6. Resubmit the application, including project invoices and any other necessary documentation described in the application. (Sample Invoice-pdf)
  7. Receive the incentive check. Per the customer’s direction, it can be sent to the customer or contractor.

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