Colorado Regulations

Regulatory Update

While the State of Colorado continues to consider an energy benchmarking legislative effort, two of its major cities are moving ahead with an ordinance and a self-regulatory effort to benchmark commercial energy consumption.

In 2015, the Boulder City Council adopted the Boulder Building Performance Ordinance. The new law supersedes a voluntary program for energy usage reduction and building improvements, and it presents a staggered timeline for buildings of various sizes to meet the following requirements:

  • Annual participation in building energy usage reporting and rating
  • Performance of energy assessments every ten years
  • Implementation of cost-effective (2-year payback) retrocommissioning every ten years
  • At one-time lighting upgrade

Meanwhile, in a non-legislative effort, 57 City of Denver building owners pledged their commitment to benchmarking and measuring their performance through the new Denver City Energy Project.


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