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Building Energy Scoring


Utility costs can be one of the largest expenses of a business. Energy scoring and benchmarking can help you identify ways to manage these expenses.

Currently, Utilities' efficiency programs offer free assessments, incentives, technical assistance, training and education to support reductions in energy use.

These tools provide a standardized approach for tracking and measuring a building's annual energy use and comparing its performance with that of similar buildings.

Benchmarking provides a simple, yet valuable, way for building owners and property managers to understand their facilities energy use and identify opportunities to reduce energy-related costs.

Comparing the energy performance of one building to that of a similar facility also allows commercial real estate stakeholders, such as owners, investors and tenants, to:

  • evaluate the highest-performing, lowest-operating cost option
  • monitor the building’s performance in the marketplace

Get Started with a Score

Your energy score indicates how your building compares to peer facilities nationwide.

Business customers can receive an ENERGY STAR® score through a FREE Efficiency Works facility assessment. Sign up today and start tracking your building’s energy use.

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Start Benchmarking

Benchmarking helps building owners and property managers understand their facilities' energy use and identify opportunities to reduce energy-related costs.

Utilities’ Building Energy Scoring Initiative uses the ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager, a free online tool developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as its benchmarking tool.

To get started:


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What Other Cities are Doing


Next Steps

Utilities will work with local commercial customers, building owners and property managers to help them score and benchmark their buildings.

In the future, Utilities will work with City Council to determine the next steps relating to the Building Energy Scoring Initiative. Check this page periodically for relevant updates.

Ask your landlord about utility costs and how your building’s energy use compares to similar buildings.

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Program Manager
Kirk Longstein
Fort Collins Utilities Environmental Planner
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