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Building Tune-Up

The Building Tune-Up is offered jointly with Platte River Power Authority and is designed to achieve cost-effective electricity, natural gas and water savings in commercial and industrial facilities through retro-commissioning (RCx).

Savings are achieved through the systematic evaluation of facility systems and implementation of low- or no-cost measures targeted to improve facility operation. The program:

  • helps fund the cost to perform RCx services (up to 75%)
  • helps customers achieve low or no-cost energy and water savings by tuning up their existing equipment

Case studies demonstrate how an Efficiency Works Building Tune-Up has helped local businesses save big on utility costs.

(Must meet all)

  • Fort Collins Utilities business customer
  • Committed to contributing a minimum of $0.05 per square foot for implementing identified measures (typically 25% of cost)
  • No scheduled major renovations or capital investments
  • Facility at least 2 years old

Program Rules

  • Must be pre-approved.
  • Must use approved list of retro-commissioning service providers (RSP)available through Efficiency Works.
  • May be required to get three bids from approved RSPs.
  • Time to complete a retro-commissioning project is typically one to nine months.
  • Xcel Energy gas customers may apply for gas rebates from Xcel under separate application.


Application, FAQs, Program Manual and a list of qualified retro-commissioning service providers are available at Efficiency Works

Contact Utilities for more information.

Program Tiers

Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
Facility is typically: < 50,000 sq feet of conditioned space  50,000-100,000 sq feet of conditioned space > 100,000 sq feet of conditioned space
Efficiency measures are: Directly installed Streamlined approach 4-phase approach
Program is: Prescriptive retrocomissioning measures Retrocommissioning Retrocommissioning
Rebate is: Covered at 75%, up to $.15/sq ft Analysis covered at 100% Analysis covered at 100%
Customer pays: 25% or $.05/sq ft Commit $.05/sq ft up to 12K for implementation Commit $.05/sq ft up to 12K for implementation
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Fort Collins Utilities is an equal opportunity residential and commercial utility service provider. We do not discriminate in the terms, conditions or provision of services based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.

Fort Collins Utilities es una empresa proveedora de servicios públicos residenciales y comerciales con igualdad de oportunidad. No discriminamos en los términos, las condiciones o la provisión de servicios en base a raza, color, religión, sexo, discapacidad, estatus familiar o nacionalidad de origen.