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Epic Homes#

Your one-stop shop for home and rental property energy efficiency upgrades.#

ARUS Consulting residential retrofit energy advisor conducting an energy assessment.

The Epic Homes program is here to help Fort Collins Utilities' customers enjoy more comfortable, healthy and energy efficient living environments.

Epic Homes offers rebates, attractive financing options and a certificate of improvement for performance upgrades. We're also here to advise you on your journey to a more efficient home, whether you own or rent.

Sign up now for a $60 Epic Homes assessment through Efficiency Works™ Homes by clicking the button below.

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Click on Your Home Type Below For In Depth Information#

Overview Video#

Brochure#

Download the program brochure in English and Spanish.

Take a Virtual Tour of an Epic Home#

Epic Home virtual tour snapshot of kitchen.

Walk through the home and learn more about efficiency measures, like LED Lighting and Energy Star Windows, in the dining room.

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. There are currently more than 4,500 Epic Homes across the Fort Collins community.

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Epic Loans Are Available

Finance efficiency or solar projects through Utilities with no money down and easy monthly payments on your utility bill.

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Choose to Participate in an Epic IEQ Study

In partnership with Epic Homes, CSU is conducting an indoor environmental quality (IEQ) study as it relates to efficiency upgrades.

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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.

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Epic Homes for Rentals

Keep your rental competitive in the market, increase tenant comfort and retention and maintain your investment.

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Renter Resources

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

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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.

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Our Efficiency Partners#

Efficiency Works™ Homes is a regional collaboration with Platte River Power Authority (PRPA) and Fort Collins Utilities, Loveland Water and Power, Longmont Power & Communications and Estes Park Light & Power. Fort Collins Utilities purchases electricity from PRPA. We work alongside PRPA, 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.

ARUS Consulting, LLC is a growing energy efficiency advising firm where community climate goals hit the ground running. ARUS' efficiency advising team is dedicated to local communities and provides utility customers with education, information and support as they plan and enact home efficiency improvements. Headquartered in Fort Collins, ARUS advisors conduct energy efficiency assessments, testing and analysis to Building Performance Institute standards and provide personalized advising to individuals and businesses interested in energy efficiency solutions. Through contracts with municipalities, utility companies, private companies and cities, ARUS' team also conducts energy assessments and provides advising to residents and utilities in Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming.

A Focus on Rentals#

Epic Homes won the 2018 Bloomberg Mayors Challenge for its proposal to bring together energy efficiency and easy financing options with an emphasis on health and well-being for Fort Collins homes, and an increased focus on connecting with rental property owners to improve the quality of Fort Collins' rental housing stock. It's not about the home, it's about the people living in the home.

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.

Questions?#

Contact epichomes@fcgov.com or 970-416-4239.


Did You Know?

Pre-heating your home before 5 p.m. in the winter and coasting through the on-peak hours can save money on your utility bill.

When it rains, pollutants go down storm drains, contaminating our water bodies. Small leaks and drips add up. Don’t drip and drive.

Mowing when it's cool reduces stress on the grass.