Fort Collins Utilities - Commercial New Construction Incentive Program (Colorado)

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Last modified on May 23, 2011.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Colorado

Name Fort Collins Utilities - Commercial New Construction Incentive Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Schools, Multi-Family Residential, Institutional
Eligible Technologies Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Central Air conditioners, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Roofs, Motors, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Varies

Program Administrator Fort Collins Utilities

References DSIRE[1]


Fort Collins Utilities offers incentives for their commercial customers to design and build high performance buildings through their Integrated Design Assistance Program. The program offers two pathways for participants to choose from: the whole building approach and the prescriptive approach. Interested Fort Collins customers should visit the website above for full program details and requirements. If the whole building approach is going to be used, customers should contact Fort Collins as early as possible before beginning any design work.

Whole Building Approach: The whole building approach provides financial assistance with building design and incentives based on the building's performance upon completion of construction. It is only available for projects in the early design phase which are using an integrated approach. When the design of an eligible building is complete, Fort Collins will award the building owner with $5,000 plus $0.10 per square feet (SF) up to 300,000 SF, with a lifetime incentive cap of $50,000. Upon completion of the building Fort Collins will issue a second incentive payment based on the performance of the building when compared to a baseline building worth $500 per summer peak kW reduction from the baseline or $0.10/annual kWh reduction from the baseline, whichever is greater. Performance incentives are capped at $100,000 per year.

Prescriptive Approach: The prescriptive approach provides individual incentives for certain pre-approved efficiency measures installed in a new building. Eligible measures include lighting, HVAC equipment, building envelope, electric motors, and custom measures. Exact incentives vary depending on the specific equipment type installed.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Fort Collins Utilities

Address 700 Wood St
Place Fort Collins, Colorado
Zip/Postal Code 80521
Phone (970) 221-6700


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"