BUILDING PERFORMANCE COLORADO
Colorado's New BPS Requirements - Technical Guidance Released
Colorado’s newly adopted Building Performance Standards (BPS) rules went into effect October 2023. The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) has released a Draft Technical Resource Guide that is intended to help building owners and industry professionals understand the State of Colorado’s new building performance requirements. This Technical Resource Guide conveys the specific requirements, how building owners can demonstrate compliance, and suggests strategies to reduce energy use and carbon emissions in buildings.
CEO is circulating this draft guidance for public comment, which will be used to improve this document for building owners. Comments can be submitted via this public comment form by February 1, 2024. CEO will release an updated version of this Technical Resource Guide in Spring 2024.
To present these requirements, answer questions and inform updates to the Technical Resource Guide, CEO will be hosting webinars to and office hours in which building owners and members of the public can attend. See scheduled dates and registration links below:
Colorado BPS Requirements Webinars
CEO Open Office Hours
Joint Webinar & Office Hours
January 24, 2024 from 6 - 8pm: Register here
The 2023 Benchmarking Reporting Period is Closed
2024 Season: March 1 - June 1, 2024
TOGETHER, WE WILL
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Building Performance Colorado (BPC) was developed in response to Colorado’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Pollution Reduction Roadmap to achieve the statutory goals of reducing GHG pollution economy-wide. Colorado’s leadership in energy efficiency will deliver economic growth, increasing the market value of our buildings and profitability for our building owners.
BUILDING OWNER REQUIREMENTS
This program requires owners of large commercial, multifamily, and public buildings 50,000 square feet or larger to annually report whole-building energy use data. By measuring and tracking energy use in buildings, building owners and tenants can better understand how their energy performance compares to similar buildings and identify opportunities to cut energy waste.
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