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Do CO Building Performance Reqs Apply to You?


If your building is 50,000 square feet and larger, your building may have to also comply with the State of Colorado's benchmarking and BPS requirements. The 2024 reporting season will open on March 15th and close on July 1st.


The Energy Performance for Buildings” statute (HB21-1286) requires owners of commercial, multifamily, and public buildings 50,000 square feet or larger to annually benchmark their whole-building energy use and meet set building performance targets. Together, these buildings must reduce sector-wide emissions 7% by 2026 and 20% by 2030 from 2021 levels.


The goal of the state’s Building Performance Colorado (BPC) program is to help Colorado building owners understand and track energy use in large buildings and identify opportunities to improve energy efficiency and reduce economy-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution. Efficient energy use in buildings leads to lower utility costs for building owners and tenants, while also reducing harmful air pollution that causes climate change and a variety of health issues.


Please visit energyoffice.colorado.gov/bpc for more information on their program requirements and Help Center information. 

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