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Energize Denver: Energy Efficiency in Large Buildings

Improving building energy efficiency will help protect Denver’s quality of life and strengthen the economy. Investing an estimated $340 million in improving building energy efficiency could result in 4,000 local jobs and $1.3 billion in energy savings over 10 years. The energy used in large buildings results in 57 percent of Denver’s harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

Energy use was cut 4.5 percent by the 1,161 buildings that reported in both 2016 and 2017. Those owners and tenants saved $13.5 million in 2017. Energize Denver aims to reduce the energy consumption of large buildings by 10 percent by 2020 and 30 percent by 2030.

 View the 2018 Infographic, Annual Report and Appendices.  


Benchmarking Ordinance

Requires owners of buildings over 25,000 square feet to annually measure and report energy performance. 

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Building Energy Performance Map

Check out the energy performance ratings of buildings across Denver, similar to MPG ratings for cars or nutrition labels on food.

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Resource Center: Increasing a Building's Efficiency

Learn how to improve your building's energy efficiency and explore techical resources and financing options to help you get there. 

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Energy Program

Sign-up now so your energy efficiency projects count for compliance with Denver’s Green Building Policy next time your need to replace your roof.

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Lease for Efficiency Challenge

Tenants: Get smart about energy use. Participate in our Lease for Efficiency Challenge and find resources on improving energy efficiency in leased spaces. 

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