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Energy Efficient Buildings

Colorado businesses can earn rebates early in their construction or renovation project

Overview

Colorado businesses can take advantage of Energy Efficient Buildings (EEB), a prescriptive approach to obtaining rebates for new construction, major renovations and additions. EEB rebates are based on Xcel Energy’s prescriptive programs, such as motors, cooling, and heating. EEB also rebates for approved non-prescriptive (custom) measures which are based on Xcel Energy’s custom program. EEB is ideal for projects 50,000 square feet or less.

By reviewing your energy savings opportunities early in design, projects can begin counting on energy savings throughout the life of the building.

Earn rebates for multiple energy efficiency measures and equipment as part of your project while you only need to complete one application.

Benefits

Energy Efficient Building provides you:

  • The opportunity to review energy-efficiency measures for your new or renovation building project.
  • An idea of what types of rebates we can offer to help offset costs of additional conservation recommendations.
  • A customer friendly “one-stop-shop” application.

Who Qualifies

To qualify, you must be:

  • A business electricity or natural gas customer of Xcel Energy in Colorado. (Note: gas only customers do not qualify)
  • Constructing a new building or major renovation that is 5,000 square feet or more.
  • In a construction stage prior to any award of contractor bids to purchase equipment.
  • Acceptance of a qualifying application
  • Including a minimum of two system changes (such as lighting and cooling).

Details

Energy Efficient Building offers you the opportunity to review energy-efficiency measures within the building and gives you an idea of what types of rebates we can offer to help offset costs of additional conservation recommendations.

  • Minimum Project Size: While this program is intended for buildings with square footage between 5,000 to 50,000 square feet, any building above 5,000 square feet may apply to the Energy Efficient Building program.
  • Timing: Projects can take advantage of the Energy Efficient Building program any time prior to award of contractor bids to purchase equipment, however, are encouraged to review the process and potential rebates prior to the completion of construction documents.
  • Rebates: Amounts vary depending on equipment purchased and installed. EEB prescriptive measures are based on Xcel Energy’s prescriptive programs, such as motors, cooling, and heating. EEB non-prescriptive (custom) measures are based on Xcel Energy’s custom program which currently provides up to $400 per kW and $0.04 per kWh. $4 per Dth is also offered for Xcel Energy natural gas customers.
  • Energy Efficiency Buildings Services: On site verification to review installed strategies.

Is your project greater than 50,000 square feet? The Energy Design Assistance program may be right for you.

How to Get Started

Complete the Energy Efficient Building application and agreement for preapproval and send to Xcel Energy per instructions on the application form.

Need help? Call your account manager, an Energy Efficiency Specialist at 1-800-481-4700 or email the Business New Construction team.

Additional Information

If you have any questions regarding Energy Efficient Buildings, contact your account manager, call 1-800-481-4700 or email the Business New Construction team. To understand how the EEB process works, check out the flow chart and brochure:

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