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Replace high-bay, high-intensity discharge (HID) lighting with high-intensity fluorescent (HIF) fixtures.

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Building Energy and Water Scoring

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Utility costs can be one of the largest expenses of a business. Energy/water scoring and benchmarking can provide ways to manage these expenses and help owners, property managers and tenants: 

  • understand their building’s energy use
  • establish a baseline for tracking and identifying opportunities to reduce energy-related costs

Other Efficiency Programs
Utilities’ offers free assessments, rebates and incentives, technical assistance, training and education to support reductions in energy use.

Start Benchmarking

Start Benchmarking

Benchmarking helps building owners and property managers 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 professionals, property managers, owners, investors and tenants to:

  • evaluate the highest-performing, lowest-operating cost options
  • monitor building performance in the marketplace

Utilities’ Building Energy and Water Scoring initiative uses the ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager, a free online tool developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for energy scoring and benchmarking.

To get started:

Contact us with questions.

Keep Going With a Facility Assessment

Keep Going With a Facility Assessment

Your energy score indicates how your building compares to peer facilities locally and nationwide. After you start benchmarking, your next step is to identify which improvements can boost your score.

Sign up today for a free facility assessment to learn how your business can improve efficiency by cutting energy and water costs.

Local Resources

Local Resources

What Other Cities are Doing

Next Steps

  • Determine the next steps to launch the Building Energy and Water Scoring initiative in 2019 with City Council based on City staff and working group recommendations. Check this page periodically for updates.
  • Assist local commercial customers, building owners and property managers to score and benchmark their buildings.
  • Ask your landlord or facility manager about utility costs and how your energy use compares to similar buildings.

    View the BEWS Council Agenda Item Summary and work session video to learn more - starts at 01:07:08.

    Contact us for more information.

Program Manager

Kirk Longstein
Fort Collins Utilities Environmental Planner