Your one-stop shop for home and rental property energy efficiency upgrades.#
Epic Homes is here to help Fort Collins Utilities’ customers enjoy more comfortable, healthy and energy-efficient homes.
Epic Homes connects Fort Collins Utilities’ customers to:
- Free virtual energy advising
- Home energy assessments
- Attractive loans
- An Epic Certificate and a Home Energy Score
We’re here to guide you during your home journey, whether you own or rent.
Epic Homes partners with two organizations:
- Efficiency Works™ Homes provides advising, assessments, and rebates for all Fort Collins Utility customers:
- CARE provides no-cost assessments and retrofits to income-qualified customers (household income is at or below 80% of Larimer County median income):
Click on Your Home Type Below For In Depth Information#
Take a Virtual Tour of an Epic Home
An Epic Home has had a home energy assessment and completed recommended upgrades. It also has an Epic Certificate that documents the improvements made and the Home’s Energy Score before and after those modifications.
Epic Loans Are Available
Finance efficiency or solar projects through Utilities with no money down and easy monthly payments on your utility bill.
Claim Your Epic Certificate
Following the completion of upgrades, Utilities can provide an Epic Certificate to showcase efficiency and solar investments, which can differentiate your home at time of sale.
Epic Homes for Rentals
Keep your rental competitive in the market, increase tenant comfort and retention and maintain your investment.
Even if you do not own your home, you can make it more comfortable and efficient.
Buying or Selling a Home?
Epic Real Estate Allies are trained and knowledgeable about all components of Epic Homes, especially the Epic Certificate and how to use it to sell homes.
Green Building Registry
We've certified more than 2,000 Epic Homes to date. Many can be found on the Green Building Registry (sharing is by customer choice). If you're in the market for an energy efficient home, search for addresses on the registry!
Epic Homes Contributes to Community Climate Goals#
The City of Fort Collins is committed to improving our community by working to create a carbon neutral, zero waste, and 100% renewable electricity future. To achieve this, the Our Climate Future (OCF) community plan has three goals:
- Reduce 2030 greenhouse gas emissions by 80% below 2005 baseline levels;
- Provide 100% renewable electricity by 2030 with grid and local sources; and
- Achieve zero waste, or 100% landfill diversion, by 2030.
The energy use in our homes and businesses account for more than two-thirds of our community emissions. By completing an Epic Home upgrade, like adding insulation or upgrading appliances, you can help contribute to OCF's vision for "Efficient, Emissions Free Buildings".
Live Better Breathe Better#
Most of our lives are spent indoors. When we are cooking, cleaning, showering and heating our homes, we are also impacting the quality of the air we breathe. Everyday actions have an impact on our indoor air quality and the physical health of community members.
Increasing efficiency in our homes can improve community health and well-being. Preliminary results of an ongoing Colorado State University (CSU) study show the following potential impacts of home energy efficiency upgrades:
- Reduced energy costs
- Improved perception of home
- Improved comfort
- Fewer outdoor air pollutants entering the home
- Better indoor air quality
Fort Collins Utilities is committed to a clean energy future. One of the ways we are going to get there is by going electric. Epic Homes provides several resources to help make the transition to clean heating, cooling and water heating easier.
Electrification can improve indoor air quality and lower our community’s carbon footprint. Epic Homes connects Utilities' customers to energy advising and low-cost energy assessments, rebates and attractive loans to make a clean energy future a reality. Through Epic Homes, you can make decisions on how to best make home performance upgrades to prepare for your journey to electrify.
Our Efficiency Partners#
Efficiency Works™ is a regional collaboration with Platte River Power Authority (Platte River) and Fort Collins Utilities, Loveland Water and Power, Longmont Power & Communications and Estes Park Power and Communications. We work alongside Platte River (our wholesale electricity provider), and the three other member-owner communities, to offer energy efficiency services to residents through Efficiency Works™ Homes. Fort Collins Utilities customers receive additional benefits that fall under our program, Epic Homes.
Fort Collins-based ARUS Consulting, LLC performs Efficiency Works™ energy advising and assessment services. For more information about ARUS, click here.
Want to Share Your Feedback?#
Calling all Epic Homes participants! We want to hear about your experience. Feel free to share your Epic Homes story here. Those who provide feedback will be entered into a semiannual prize drawing.
Did You Know?
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