2 WAYS TO COMPLY
WITH BENCHMARKING REQUIREMENTS
SUBMIT A BENCHMARKING REPORT
& PAY THE ANNUAL FEE
Follow the instructions below to prepare your report. Then, use the data request link above to submit 12 full months of whole-building energy data to the state through ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®. Upon submission, your report will be reviewed for compliance.
Are you a Public Building?
To comply with BPC through either pathway, confirmation of fee payment is required.
Click below to pay the annual $100 fee, per building, to the Colorado Energy Office:
Who's required to participate?
Covered building owners must comply with Building Performance Colorado annually. In Colorado, this includes owners of large commercial, multifamily, and public buildings 50,000 square feet or more.
What is the timeframe?
Benchmarking reports are due on or before June 1, 2023 and will include energy data for January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022.
What will the report include?
It includes basic building and property use information as well as a full 12 months of whole-building energy usage (electricity, natural gas, district steam, district hot and chilled water, solar, wind, etc.) for the previous year.
How do I comply?
You will either submit a benchmarking report or file a waiver and pay the annual $100 fee, per covered building. Only one approved submission is required per building to be in compliance with the State of Colorado.
See below for more information and to begin the submission process.
HOW TO BENCHMARK:
A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO REPORTING
Create or Update your ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® Account
Log in and click on your property
Click the Details tab:
Verify that the Colorado Building ID is entered correctly as a Standard ID
The Building Use Details accurately reflect the buildings use in 2022
Click here to find your Colorado Building ID
For detailed instructions on setting up your ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager account, download the How-To Guide
Submit Your Report
After responding to the
Data Request you will be
navigated to the Reporting tab.
Locate your report by finding ‘2023 Colorado Data Request: All Colorado Buildings’ in the table and use the associated “I want to…” drop down menu to ‘Send Response’ to the State.
Confirm your response on the next page to complete the submission process.
Within 24 hours, you will receive an email from Building Performance Colorado letting you know the status of your report, either 'In Compliance' or 'Pending Revisions'.
NOTE: A building is not 'In Compliance' with the State until you have received email confirmation from Building Performance Colorado. A status of 'Pending Revisions' indicates additional action is required to comply.
We have multiple resources to help you efficiently navigate the process of submitting your benchmarking report.
This detailed downloadable PDF guide will walk you through the steps of the benchmarking process from account creation to report submission.
This video series will guide you through the reporting process. Pause, rewind, and visualize the steps needed to comply with BPC by submitting your benchmarking report.
Check out our upcoming schedule to find the right benchmarking training session for you and RSVP today.
Looking for additional time to comply or feel your building does not fall under the definition of a covered building?
For additional time, file an extension request to gain additional time to comply.
To provide documentation proving your building does not fall under the State’s definition of a “covered building,” file an exemption request for a one-year reprieve from reporting.