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Epic Homes: Attached Side-by-Side Upgrades#

Side-by-side homes are residences that share a wall and have their own entry.

Use the tabs below to start your efficiency journey!

1. Verify eligibility

  • Must be a Fort Collins Utilities residential electric customer.
  • Own an attached townhome, side-by-side duplex, triplex, quadplex or row home, or over-under duplex or quadplex, that is more than one year old.
  • Complete an Epic Homes assessment through Efficiency Works™ Homes prior to making improvements that qualify for rebates.
    • HVAC upgrades are exempt from the assessment requirement.

2. Schedule your assessment

Fort Collins Utilities partners with Efficiency Works™ to offer home energy assessments for our customers. Sign up for a $60 Epic Homes assessment through Efficiency Works™ Homes by enrolling online or calling 877-981-1888.

*Assessment fees are waived for rental properties for a limited time.

*If you're planning HVAC upgrades, an assessment is not required.

Schedule an Assessment with Efficiency Works

3. Complete upgrades using a qualified service provider

To qualify for rebates, you must hire an approved service provider.

Find a Service Provider

4. Get your rebate(s)

Following upgrades, your service provider will submit a rebate application on your behalf.

Available rebates

5. Claim Your Epic Certificate
Following the completion of upgrades, Epic Homes will invite you to claim your Epic Certificate. This documents your efficiency improvements and solar projects.

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Epic Loan

Fort Collins Utilities offers easy, low interest rate financing options for upgrades on home and rental properties with no money down and terms up to 15 years. Simply pay for the upgrades on your monthly utility bill.

  • For attached side-by-side units, loan customer must be the owner and have at least one meted utility in their name: water and/or electric.

Learn More About Loans

Epic Homes Indoor Air Quality Study

In partnership with Epic Homes, Colorado State University is conducting an indoor environmental quality (IEQ) study as it relates to efficiency upgrades. If you get a home assessment, you may be contacted to take part. The study is voluntary.

Study Information

Epic Homes for Rentals - Landlord and Property Manager Resources

Epic Homes can help keep your rental competitive in the market, increase tenant comfort and retention and maintain your investment.

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Buying or Selling a Home?

Epic Homes 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. Real Estate Allies also know about City programs and incentives, so they can support clients better through the buying and selling process.

Find an Epic Homes Real Estate Ally

Renter Resources

Even if you do not own your home, you can make it more comfortable and efficient.

Renter Information


Contact or 970-416-4239.

Did You Know?

Using a microwave oven for warming, reheating or cooking food uses less energy than an electric oven.

Using power strips to turn off selected appliances when not in use helps reduce energy use.

Turning off printers, copiers, coffee machines and other equipment at end of day saves energy.