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Integrated Design Assistance Program#

Our Integrated Design Assistance Program (IDAP) brings together key stakeholders, including project owners, developers, design professionals and builders, for a whole-building approach, from concept to construction. Benefits include:

  • Buildings that are more cost-effective and durable
  • Better indoor air quality
  • Higher occupant satisfaction
  • Easier maintenance
  • Lower energy cost

IDAP provides incentives for design and construction. We also offer technical advice related to building science and energy code in addition to an optional performance incentive based on energy savings. New construction and major renovation projects can participate.

Participating project teams set an energy target early in the project that is at least 10% better than current energy code, and then design and build to that target.

To participate, submit an application during conceptual design, and no later than early schematic design.

If you don't qualify for IDAP, you can still participate in the Efficiency Works Business rebate program.

View Case Studies for Examples of Past Projects#

IDAP Steps#

Ambient Energy
1449 7th St.
Suite 440
Denver, CO 80204

323 3rd Ave.
Longmont, CO 80501

Energetics Consulting Engineers, LLC
6140 S. Gun Club Rd.
Aurora, CO 80016
303-876-7655 x700

Energy Studio
5018 Underwood Ave.
Omaha, NE 68132

Group14 Engineering
1325 E 16th Ave.
Denver, CO 80218

1905 Sherman St.
Suite #1040
Denver, CO 80203

16025 Table Mountain Parkway
Golden, CO 80403

2540 Frontier Ave.
Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80301

Norton Energy R&D, LLC
1290 Ithaca Dr.
Boulder, CO 80305
(specializes in single-family and multi-family development projects)

Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A.
420 Linden St.
Suite 110
Fort Collins, CO 80524

The Weidt Group
1521 15th St.
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202

  • Projects may include new construction or major renovation, be categorized as commercial or high-rise residential as defined by ASHRAE 90.1 and located within the City of Fort Collins electric service territory. Other project types may qualify to participate at the discretion of the IDAP Program Manager.
  • At time of application, the project is in a pre-design or schematic design stage and has sufficient flexibility for design changes in building form and energy efficiency strategies.
  • Fort Collins Utilities staff will be invited to attend design meetings for the project related to energy considerations and will be kept apprised of project progress and major energy-related decisions.
  • The project will be at least 5,000 gross square feet.

Did You Know?

It is recommended that you aerate your lawn once a year.

Choosing fans before air conditioning, especially during on-peak hours, can save money.

Lowering the thermostat temperature on winter nights and when no one is home can save money and energy.