Fort Collins Utilities - Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program


Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Roofs, Motors, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Evaporative Coolers, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Building Tune Up, Mechanical systems, Energy Audits Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial Amount: Electric Efficiency Program Custom Energy Incentive: $0.10 per annual kWh saved Custom Demand Incentive: $500 per kW saved during Summer Peak Period Lighting: $0.060 - $0.079/kWh Window Replacement: $0.73/sq. ft. Roof Insulation: $0.16/sq. ft. Wall Insulation: $0.03/sq. ft. Cool Roof: $0.09/sq. ft. Air Sealing: $0.03/sq. ft. Ice Machines: $200 - $300 Insulated Hot Food Holding Cabinets: $300 Reach-in Refrigerators/Freezers: $50 - $125 Steamers: $250 Fryers: $75 Griddles: $150 Ovens: $225 - $1,000 Vent Hood Controls: $200 Grocery Measures: Vary by type Office Lighting: $2 - $20 Occupancy Sensors/Controls: $7 - $90 Server Virtualization: $250 Building Tune Up: Varies widely Integrated Design Assistance Design Approach: $5,000, plus $0.10/sq. ft. Performance Approach: $0.10 per annual kWh saved or $500 per kW saved during Summer Peak Period Maximum Incentive: 60% of project cost $70,000 per customer, per year Equipment Requirements: Requirements vary by technology, model and size. See brochure and rebate tables for items on the Electric Efficiency Program, Building Tune Up Program, Integrated Design Assistance Program on web site. Summary: Fort Collins provides businesses incentives for new construction projects and existing building retrofits. The Electric Efficiency Program encourages companies to retrofit facilities with new energy efficient equipment. Eligible facilities may receive incentives for purchasing efficient light fixtures and controls, food service equipment, mechanical systems, insulation measures, and industrial process improvements. Most rebates for equipment and efficiency measures are offered on a prescriptive basis. However, custom incentives are the greater of $500 per kilowatt (kW) of summer peak demand reduction or $0.10 per annual kilowatt-hour (kWh) saved. Air conditioners and heat pumps are eligible for custom rebates if equipment efficiency is demonstrated to be exceptional. Typically, the incentive pays for 25 to 50 percent of the project costs. Incentives must be approved before the project starts. Customers should see web site for an application form. Fort Collins Utilities also offers the Building Tune Up Program to eligible facilities. Eligible facilities must have unique energy circumstances and must be committed to allocating $4,000 towards efficiency improvements. Facility conditions such as energy costs, building size and building age will also affect the viability of project proposals. Incentives vary by the metrics of each potential project. Contact Fort Collins for more information on this option. The Integrated Design Assistance Program encourages the construction of new energy efficient buildings by offering rebates and design assistance. A Whole Building Approach and a Prescriptive Approach are both available to customers. Incentives offered under the Prescriptive Approach are identical to incentives under the Electric Efficiency Program. The Whole Building Approach offers a performance incentive and a design incentive. Both of these Whole Building Program options require that the building be at least 5,000 square ft. Businesses taking advantage of the Whole Building Design Approach can offset design costs through an incentive tied to total square footage and those participating in the Whole Building Performance Approach can receive the greater of $500 per kilowatt (kW) of summer peak demand reduction or $0.10 per annual kilowatt-hour (kWh) saved.