Building Performance Standards

Building Performance Standards Task Force
Denver downtown office buildings

The Energy Performance for Buildings law directs CEO to appoint and convene a task force to develop recommendations for building performance standards (BPS) to meet sector-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets of 7% by 2026 and 20% by 2030 from a 2021 baseline. The BPS recommendations, which must be approved by two-thirds of the Task Force members, are due to the CEO Executive Director on or before October 1, 2022. The Executive Director will then send the recommendations to the Governor, the General Assembly and the Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC). Per statute, in developing the recommendations, the BPS Task Force shall:

  • Solicit feedback from a broad range of industries and building owners; 
  • Examine building types of unique energy needs including aviation facilities, nursing homes, and hospitals; 
  • In calculating GHG reductions, the calculation must not include savings from statewide decarbonization of electricity or natural gas utility grids, but may include savings from utilities' or local governments' energy efficiency programs.

The BPS Task Force may consider making recommendations related to: 

  • Workforce availability and development related to building energy performance; 
  • Financial and nonfinancial costs and benefits of upgraded building energy performance; 
  • Availability of programs, technical assistance, and incentives to support building owners, utilities, and local governments; 
  • Opportunities to improve commercial building energy use in Colorado; and 
  • How regulations and agency support could help ensure building owners avoid fines through compliance with performance standards.

To be added to the email list to receive BPS Task Force updates, please email Crystal Egelkamp

CEO issued a press release on September 1, 2021 announcing the members of the Task Force. The following individuals were selected. 

BPS Task Force members
Meeting Date Topic
Task Force Meeting #1 Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | 1:00 - 3:00 pm CEO BPS Task Force Kick-Off
Task Force Meeting #2 Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 1:00 - 3:00 pm Overview of BPS and Outlining Our Work
Task Force Meeting #3 Wednesday, November 17, 2021 | 1:00 - 3:30 pm Establishing the Boundaries of our BPS Policies
Task Force Meeting #3A Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm CO Statute Interpretations
Task Force Meeting #4 Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | 1:00 - 3:30 pm Building on the BPS Metric
Task Force Meeting #5 Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 1:00 - 3:30 pm Colorado Building Data
Task Force Meeting #6 Wednesday, February 23, 2022 | 1:00 - 3:30 pm BPS Metric & Core Compliance Options
Task Force Meeting #7 Wednesday, March 30, 2022 | 1:00 - 3:30 pm Core Compliance Options
Optional Meeting #7A Wednesday, April 13, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm Beneficial Electrification & Demand Flexibility
Task Force Meeting #8 Wednesday, April 27, 2022 | 1:00 - 3:30 pm Alternate Compliance
Optional Meeting #8A Wednesday, May 11, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm Alternate Compliance (Continued)
Task Force Meeting #9 Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 1:00 - 3:30 pm Alternate Compliance & Public Engagement Prep
Optional Meeting #9A Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm Workforce and equity, & Programs to Support Compliance
Task Force Meeting #10 Wednesday, June 29, 2022 | 1:00 - 3:30 pm Workforce and equity, & Programs to Support Compliance
Task Force Meeting #10A Wednesday, July 13, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm Public Engagement Feedback
Task Force Meeting #11 Wednesday, July 27, 2022 | 1:00 - 3:30 pm Review and Confirm Final Recommendations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BPS Task Force meetings are scheduled for the last Wednesday afternoon of each month (except for November and December due to the holidays) from September 2021 through July 2022. Meetings are open to the public for listening via YouTube Live Stream. We will post agendas and a link to watch and listen prior to each meeting. 

Meeting #1 - Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 1 - 3 pm MT

Meeting #2 - Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 1 - 3 pm MT

Meeting #3 - Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 1 - 3:30 pm MT 

Meeting #3A (Optional Meeting) - Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm MT

Meeting #4 - Wednesday, December 15, 2021 from 1 - 3:30 pm MT 

Meeting #5 - Wednesday, January 26, 2022 from 1 - 3:30 pm MT 

Meeting #6 - Wednesday, February 23, 2022 from 1 - 3:30 pm MT 

Meeting #7 - Wednesday, March 30, 2022 from 1 - 3:30 pm MT 

Meeting #7A (Optional Meeting) - Wednesday, April 13, 2022 from 1 - 2 pm MT

Meeting #8  - Wednesday, April 27, 2022 from 1 - 3:30 pm MT

Meeting #8A (Optional Meeting) - Wednesday, May 11, 2022 from 1 - 2 pm MT

Meeting #9 - Wednesday, May 25, 2022 from 1 - 3:30 pm MT

Meeting #9A (Optional Meeting) - Wednesday, June 8 from 1 - 2 pm MT

Meeting #10 - Wednesday, June 29, 2022 from 1 - 3:30 pm MT

Meeting #10A (Optional Meeting) - Wednesday, July 13, 2022 from 1 - 2 pm MT

Meeting #11 - Wednesday, July 27, 2022 from 1 - 3:30 pm MT

Denver's Sustainability Advisory Council Buildings and Homes Committee meets on the second Monday of each month from 3:00 - 4:30 pm on Zoom. For more information, visit the City and County of Denver's Sustainability Advisory Council web page.