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BUILDING PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

UPCOMING FOR COLORADO:
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By June 1, 2023, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission will establish rules for Building Performance Standards (BPS) in order to meet sector-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets of 7% by 2026 and 20% by 2030 from a 2021 baseline.

At this time, Colorado building owners do not need to take any action toward meeting building performance standards. This page will be updated once the building performance standards rules and regulations have been established. 

WHAT WE KNOW TODAY

BPS TASK FORCE

HB21-1286, the ‘Energy Performance for Buildings’ statute, directed the Colorado Energy Office to convene a Task Force to develop Building Performance Standards (BPS) to meet sector-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets of 7% by 2026 and 20% by 2030. The BPS recommendations, which must be approved by two-thirds of the Task Force members, will be reviewed and decided on by the Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) in 2023. To learn more about the BPS Task Force, please visit the Colorado Energy Office’s website.

BUILDING OWNER FUTURE PLANNING

Owners will need to show they are in compliance with the Colorado Building Performance Standards through their 2027 benchmarking submission, containing 2026 whole-building energy consumption data.