Energize Denver Training and Vendor List

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Overview

We have created a list of service providers who have taken our trainings for the Building Performance policy and passed the quizzes.

The Directory for Buildings 25,000 sq. ft. and larger lists service providers that have passed these trainings: 

  • Annual benchmarking requirements
  • Energize Denver building performance and electrification program 
  • Alternate compliance option for manufacturing, agricultural, and industrial buildings
  • Electrification feasibility report (provided by the electrification program team) 

The Directory for Buildings 5,000-24,999 sq. ft. lists service providers that have passed these trainings: 

  • Lighting requirements
  • Renewable requirements
  • Alternate compliance options 

The Building Performance team hosts a monthly office hour session on the second Wednesday of each month at 12:00 p.m. for service providers to ask general questions on the benchmarking and performance requirements for buildings 5,000 sq. ft. and larger.

Register for the Meeting Series

Please note: the service providers’ qualifications have not been vetted by the city and we do not endorse their services. Listing their names in these directories simply identifies that they have completed a training and passed the comprehension quiz that follows.  

Benchmarking for Buildings 25,000 sq. ft. and Larger

To be added to the Directory for benchmarking services, service providers must complete the following steps: 

  1. Watch the Portfolio Manager 101 and 201 trainings
  2. Watch the compliance training video series:
    1. Overview of Energize Denver Benchmarking (3 min)
    2. How to Create an Account (2 min)
    3. How to Add a Property in Energy Star Portfolio Manager (9 min)
    4. How to Add, Delete, or Change Your Use Type (5 min)
    5. Benchmarking for Normalized Performance Targets (9 min)
    6. How to Find and Attach Your Unique Building ID (3 min)
    7. How to Create Energy Meters and Manually Add Data (4 min)
    8. How to Create Energy Meters and Set up Xcel Auto Upload (6 min)
    9. How to Run the Data Quality Checker in Energy Star Portfolio Manager (2 min)
    10. How to Submit Your Data to the City (3 min)
    11. How to Request an Exemption (2 min)
  3. Watch the Data Verification Training
  4. Pass the Benchmarking Service Provider Quiz.
    1. This online quiz could take up to 30 minutes to complete and must be completed in one sitting. 
    2. Service providers must receive 18/18 on the quiz, but it may be taken as many times as needed. Only upon successful completion of the quiz will the Help Desk assist the service provider with benchmarking.
  5. Email energizedenver@denvergov.org with your Name, Company, Email, Job Title, Applicable licenses or credentials, and Phone Number to be added to the service providers list. 

 

Building Performance Policy for Buildings 25,000 sq. ft. and Larger

To be added to the Directory for performance requirements, service providers must complete the following steps: 

  1. Watch the Energize Denver Part 1 video (21 min): background, equity, electrification updates to building code, small buildings, disclosure upon sale, support and incentives
    1. See the PowerPoint Slides(PDF, 2MB)
  2. Watch the Energize Denver Part 2 video (27 min): benchmarking, performance requirements (setting targets, target adjustments, electrification credit, renewables credit
    1. See the PowerPoint Slides(PDF, 1MB)
  3. Watch the Energize Denver Part 3 video (28 min): alternate compliance options (minimum requirements, timeline adjustment, electrification option, 30% EUI reduction property type, manufacturing, agricultural and industrial buildings), performance evaluation, penalties
    1. See the PowerPoint Slides(PDF, 979KB)
  4. Pass the Energize Denver Service Provider Quiz
    1. This online quiz could take up to 45 minutes to complete and must be completed in one sitting. 
    2. Service providers must receive 40/40 on the quiz, but it may be taken as many times as needed. The Energize Denver Help Desk will only provide assistance if you have completed and passed the quiz.
  5. Email energizedenver@denvergov.org with your Name, Company, Email, Job Title, Applicable licenses or credentials and Phone Number to be added to the service providers list.

Compliance for Manufacturing, Agricultural, and Industrial Buildings

  1. In order to be included in the list of trained vendors, you must either attend an in-person training or watch the MAI Alternate Compliance Option Training webinar.
  2. Afterwards, you will have to take and pass the comprehension quiz
  3. For information on in-person trainings, please reach out to CASR’s Industrial Administrator
  4. See the slides from the presentation(PDF, 4MB)

Building Requirements for Buildings Under 25,000 sq. ft.

Service providers wishing to appear on our list of trained service providers for buildings 5,000-24,000 sq. ft. will need to watch all three parts of the training, plus pass the quiz that follows each part of the training. 

Part 1: Lighting Requirements

Learn the details of the lighting requirements for buildings of this size, which is one of the compliance pathways for building owners. Lighting contractors and electricians will especially benefit from understanding these requirements, since buildings that choose this compliance pathway will need to certify that at least 90% of their lighting load is met with LEDs.

 

Part 2: Renewable Energy Requirements

Learn about how you can help your clients comply with the Renewable Energy requirements for buildings 5,000-24,999 sq. ft. Building owners can choose this option if they wish to have at least 20% of their energy needs met by on- or off-site renewable energy. Solar contractors and community solar projects will especially benefit from being familiar with this section of the requirements for buildings under 25,000 sq. ft.

  

Part 3: Alternate Compliance Options

Learn about the alternate compliance options for buildings that are not able or willing to meet either the lighting or renewable energy requirements. This training will focus on the alternate compliance option for residential condominiums, as well as the 15% reduction in energy use option. HVAC contractors, energy engineers, and condo HOAs will especially benefit from this section of the training.