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Technical Trainings

Efficiency Works-Business, in partnership with Fort Collins Utilities, provides monthly technical trainings on a variety of topics, including lighting, HVAC, office efficiency, emerging technologies, building envelope and solar.

Trainings are designed for contractors, energy consultants, designers, facility managers and trade allies.

We also provide professional assistance and opportunities to receive certificates of attendance that count toward continuing education credits.

Together, we can make it easier for local businesses to save money and conserve resources.

Location (new for 2017):
222 Laporte Ave. - Colorado River Community Room (map)
Parking garage or street parking only (parking map) - no vouchers will be issued.

8:30-10 a.m., third Tuesday of each month (excluding August and December).

Notice: If you have trouble registering for a training, or forgot your password, email your information to aW5mb0BlZmZpY2llbmN5d29ya3MuY28=.

Rawhide Energy Station and Wind Farm Tour
June 20, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Meet at Platte River Power Authority's north parking lot, 2001 Danfield Court (map)

Free parking, bus charter and lunch included.

MUST RSVP a minimum 7 days in advance; maximum 50 participants.
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Learn how electricity is generated with a tour of Platte River Power Authority’s Rawhide Energy Station and the Silver Sage Windpower Project. Platte River is the local wholesale electric provider owned by Estes Park, Fort Collins,Longmont and Loveland. Silver Sage is located 12 miles west of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and provides 12 megawatts of wind energy to Platte River’s generation portfolio.
Register online

Selling Energy Efficiency
July 18, 8:30-10 a.m.
222 Laporte Ave.
Colorado River Community Room
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Discover new tips and tricks for selling energy efficient upgrades on retrofits and new construction. Sales tools and techniques gathered across several utility energy efficiency programs will help you gain an edge and better serve your customers.
Register online

Demand Management Options for Commercial Customers
September 19, 8:30-10 a.m.
222 Laporte Ave.
Colorado River Community Room
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Understand electric demand charges (coincident peak and facility demand)and what you can do to reduce them. The presentation will cover automated notifications, online tools and automation systems (OpenADR).
Register online

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New Dust Control Requirements
On Nov. 1, 2016, the City will begin enforcing new dust control requirements for anyone who owns or operates a dust-generating activity within city limits. For more information or to register for dust control training, contact the Environmental Services Department at 970-221-6600 or visit
Download brochure. (PDF 1MB)

Check out the City events calendar at for more educational opportunities.

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