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Fort Collins Ranks 5th in Top Mid-Sized Cities with ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings

Posted on: Jun-29-2017

Fort Collins was ranked 5th in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2017 list of mid-sized U.S. metropolitan areas with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings. The ranking confirms Fort Collins' commitment to provide building owners and managers with the technical guidance, best practices and training needed to make their buildings more energy efficient, save money and reduce carbon emissions.

Cities are ranked according to how many buildings in their area achieved ENERGY STAR certification in 2016. To qualify, a building must earn a 1-100 ENERGY STAR score of 75 or higher, indicating that it outperforms 75 percent of similar buildings nationwide. In 2016, 53 Fort Collins-area buildings earned the ENERGY STAR.

In 2012, the City's Parks, Forestry and Cemeteries Shop received an ENERGY STAR score of 61 out of 100. After upgrading its hot water system and automating building controls, the current 2017 score is 89, with a reduction of more than $16,000 in annual utility costs.

Fort Collins Utilities currently is exploring new tools, including benchmarking and building energy scoring, to enhance the use of the ENERGY STAR score and help customers reduce energy bills.
For a limited time, eligible Utilities business customers can receive an ENERGY STAR score through a free Efficiency Works facility assessment. Buildings that receive a score of 75 or greater, at the time of the assessment, are eligible to receive a FREE verified ENERGY STAR score - a $950 value. Get started at http://fcgov.com/assessments .

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Fort Collins Ranks 5th in Top Mid-Sized Cities with ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings

Fort Collins was ranked 5th in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2017 list of mid-sized U.S. metropolitan areas with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings. The ranking confirms Fort Collins' commitment to provide building owners and managers with the technical guidance, best practices and training needed to make their buildings more energy efficient, save money and reduce carbon emissions.

Cities are ranked according to how many buildings in their area achieved ENERGY STAR certification in 2016. To qualify, a building must earn a 1-100 ENERGY STAR score of 75 or higher, indicating that it outperforms 75 percent of similar buildings nationwide. In 2016, 53 Fort Collins-area buildings earned the ENERGY STAR.

In 2012, the City's Parks, Forestry and Cemeteries Shop received an ENERGY STAR score of 61 out of 100. After upgrading its hot water system and automating building controls, the current 2017 score is 89, with a reduction of more than $16,000 in annual utility costs.

Fort Collins Utilities currently is exploring new tools, including benchmarking and building energy scoring, to enhance the use of the ENERGY STAR score and help customers reduce energy bills.
For a limited time, eligible Utilities business customers can receive an ENERGY STAR score through a free Efficiency Works facility assessment. Buildings that receive a score of 75 or greater, at the time of the assessment, are eligible to receive a FREE verified ENERGY STAR score - a $950 value. Get started at http://fcgov.com/assessments .

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CONTACT INFORMATION
Contact: Kirk Longstein
Environmental Planner
970-416-4325
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