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.

SUBMIT A WAIVER/EXEMPTION REQUEST
& PAY THE ANNUAL FEE

Check to see if your building is eligible for a one-year waiver or exemption. If eligible, please submit a waiver or exemption request with the required supporting documentation. Upon submission, your request will be reviewed for compliance.

Are you a Public Building?

OR

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:

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BENCHMARKING OVERVIEW

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?

The current report is due on or before December 1, 2022 and will include energy data for January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021.  

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: Tutorial Video Series

How-To Benchmark: Tutorial Video Series

 

HOW TO COMPLY:
A STEP-BY-STEP COMPLIANCE GUIDE

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 2021

Click here to find your Colorado Building ID

Verify your Data is Complete

Click the Energy tab:

Verify all energy data is entered from

January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021.

Need your data?

Visit the Collecting Whole-Building Energy page for more information on utility data requests and access.

Run the data checker

Click the Summary tab:

Run the ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® Data Quality Checker

A tutorial video for how to use the Data Quality Checker can be found here:

Generate Your Report

Import the 2022 Colorado Data Request: All Colorado Buildings by following the data request link to the right and completing the form. 

Submit Your Report

After responding to the

Data Request you will be

navigated to the Reporting tab.

 

Locate your report by finding ‘2022 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.

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF HOW-TO GUIDE

NEED HELP?

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.

BPC offers Colorado building owners access to trained and experienced support technicians. Technicians are available M-F, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, and offer phone, email, and screen share troubleshooting support. Call, email, or schedule an appointment for help.

Looking for additional time to comply or feel your building does not fall under the definition of a covered building?

 EXTENSION REQUEST

For additional time, file an extension request

by November 1 to gain an additional 15 days to comply.

EXEMPTION REQUEST

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. 

The State will review all requests and reply to you regarding approval or denial. Waivers and exemptions are not permanent and must be renewed each year if a valid request is still applicable.