Denver City Energy Project: Unlocking the Value of Building Efficiency

The Denver City Energy Project (DCEP) is part of a national initiative to cut energy waste in large buildings. Energy used in large commercial and multifamily buildings results in 57% of Denver’s harmful greenhouse gas emissions. DCEP aims to cut that by 18%.

Improving building energy efficiency will not only help reduce these emissions, but also protect Denver’s quality of life and strengthen the economy. Investing an estimated $340 million in improving building energy efficiency would result in 4,000 local jobs and $1.3 billion in energy savings over 10 years.

DCEP encourages buildings to benchmark their energy use, engages tenants to improve energy efficiency into their spaces, and provides resources to improve the efficiency of buildings.

How can you play your part?


Buildings Leading the Way 
Building owners and managers are leading the way to more-efficient buildings in Denver by enrolling in our Benchmarking Program and participating in Case Studies.Learn more about how building owners and managers can take action.

Resource Center: Increasing a Building's Efficiency 

Learn how to improve your building’s energy efficiency and explore technical resources and financing options to help you get there. Learn more.


Tenants Leading the Way 
Businesses are getting smart about energy use by participating in our Lease for Efficiency Challenge and finding resources for how to improve energy efficiency in their own spaces.  Learn how tenants can improve their space's energy use and participate in our Challenge.