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Building Energy and Water Scoring Resources#

Fort Collins Utilities offers resources and services to support building owners required to report building benchmarking information to the City, including energy and water consumption data access, ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® technical support, and incentive and rebates for building owners interested in improving their buildings’ score. For more information, email BuildingScoring@fcgov.com or call 970-416-2733.

Live Trainings:#

Ongoing – Portfolio Manager® trainings hosted by ENERGY STAR®

Wed, May 8 • 1:00 PM MDT - Benchmarking 101: BEWS Benchmarking Training for New Reporters

Register here.

Recorded Trainings:#

May 10, 2023 – Benchmarking 101: BEWS Benchmarking Training for New Reporters

  • Benchmarking 101 is a live, virtual training that will walk you through the benchmarking process. You will learn how to benchmark using ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® and how to submit a benchmarking report to the City and make sure you are in compliance.
  • Watch here


April 17, 2023 – Benchmarking: A 'How-to' Video Series 

April 19 and May 4, 2022 – c101: BEWS Benchmarking Training for New Reporters

  • Benchmarking 101 is a live, virtual training that will walk you through the benchmarking process. You will learn how to benchmark using ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® and how to submit a benchmarking report to the City and make sure you are in compliance.
  • Watch here

April 20, 2022 – Benchmarking 102: BEWS Advanced Training and Troubleshooting

  • Benchmarking 102 is designed for those who have benchmarked before and are looking for a refresher through a particular step of the process. This expedited training supports individual troubleshooting questions and is driven by registered guest needs.
  • Watch here

Jan. 19, 2021 – MyData Overview

  • Utilities now offers a direct feed of whole-building energy usage data into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. After getting set up, Fort Collins will update your water and electric data on a monthly basis to comply with the City’s benchmarking ordinance. Learn how it works at our MyData training.
  • Watch here

Oct. 15, 2019 – ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® Technical Training for Multifamily Properties

  • Join us for a basic overview of Portfolio Manager® and be on your way to benchmarking your multifamily properties. Through a hands-on demo, learn how to create an account, add your property and utility meters, track performance, and more.
  • Watch here


Oct. 9, 2019 – Beyond Building Systems: How Tenants Are Key to Energy Efficiency

  • Learn how tenants should be a key ingredient of any multifamily property’s energy strategy. If you’re participating in the Challenge, hear how CSU’s Institute for the Built Environment can help simplify tenant engagement. Walk away with best practices and tools for getting your tenants excited about energy conservation.
  • Watch here

Determine your electric, natural gas and water providers in order to request your building’s use data. After uploading your energy and water data, remember to use the "data quality checker" tool in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. This will let you know if there is anything in your data that might need a closer look.

  • For Fort Collins Utilities electricity or water data, please request your data
  • For Xcel Energy natural gas or electricity data, visit the Xcel Energy Benchmarking website.
  • For other transport or contract gas providers, contact the vendor directly to request data for upload into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.
  • For other water districts, contact the water district directly:

Water District 

Phone 

Email 

Physical Address 

Website 

East Larimer County (ELCO) 

970-493-2044 

elco@elcowater.org 

232 S. Link Lane
Fort Collins, CO 80524 

elcowater.org  

Fort Collins Loveland Water District (FCLWD) 

970-226-3104 

FrontDesk@FCLWD.com  

5150 Snead Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80525 

fclwd.com

West Fort Collins 

970-484-4881 

 

2711 N. Overland Trail
Laporte, CO 80535 

 

Spring Canyon 

970-226-5605 

darla@springcanyonwsd.com 

4908 Shoreline Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80526 

springcanyonwsd.com 

 

Compliance

Additional compliance information, including reporting link and exemption requests.

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Benchmarking Map

View performance metrics of buildings around town to inform your next lease or purchasing decision.

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Data Requests

With the MyData portal, Utilities offers a direct feed of building energy usage data into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.

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