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The Climate, Your Business, Our Community

When it comes to lowering business costs, improving our climate, and making a difference in our community, Fort Collins Utilities has a treasure trove of programs, expertise, and business support.

  • Climate Wise. The goal of Climate Wise is to help businesses reduce greenhouse gas emissions by promoting waste reduction, energy savings, alternative transportation, water conservation and practicing pollution prevention. Businesses that join the City’s voluntary program are provided with free technical assessments, public recognition, and networking opportunities.
  • Green Energy. Use renewable energy in your business or home. For an additional one cent per kilowatt-hour (kWh), customers are guaranteed that their energy comes from the cleanest sources available. This is a Green-e certified program.
  • Integrated Design Assistance Program (IDAP). Financial incentives and free technical support are available to those interested in delivering high-performance buildings that exceed building code requirements for energy performance. Choose from the Whole Building Approach and the Prescriptive Approach.
  • LightenUp (PDF). Show me the money! Show Fort Collins Utilities how your business replaced inefficient lighting and they will do just that. Through LightenUp, you can receive cash incentives and technical support for lighting retrofits in existing buildings, take advantage of new technology that can reduce your electric bills and improve lighting quality at the same time. In order to receive the cash back incentive, businesses must complete the application process. Find out more (PDF).
  • Parallel Generation. Did you know that your company may be eligible to become its own power generation facility? Working with Fort Collins Utilities, companies can apply for Generating Facility (GF) status and be a grid-connected generator. Options include: combined heat and power or cogeneration, peak shaving/demand management, primary power source, or standby (emergency or backup). Program details »