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Tip #147

Run dishwasher only when full; select 'energy saver' cycle on energy-efficient models.

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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.

New Home Efficiency


  • Make a smart choice - ensure your home is energy efficient with ENERGY STAR.

A new home offers a great opportunity to capture energy savings and related opportunities at the lowest possible cost. A high-performing home offers better comfort, better indoor air quality, and lower maintenance and energy costs without increasing the cost of ownership.

To locate new homes that perform better than conventionally built new homes and existing homes, be sure to look for the ENERGY STAR® label. The City of Fort Collins is a sponsor of the Northern Colorado ENERGY STAR Homes program, which includes tools to find builder partners and a map that shows exactly where new ENERGY STAR Homes are available regionally.

For those wishing to buy or build homes that take even bolder steps toward efficiency, these program and organizations provide more information: