Energize Denver: Moving toward a more sustainable Denver

In a recent article for Colorado Real Estate Journal, Zaki Robbins and Kole W. Kelley discuss the Energize Denver ordinance and its focus on creating a sustainable future in Denver by developing buildings that enhance energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ultimately lead to a more sustainable environment.

“Spearheaded by Denver’s Office of Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency, commercial and multifamily buildings with more than 25,000 square feet (covered buildings) will be required to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 30% from designated baseline.” Robbins and Kelley explain. “CASR assigned each building a target Energy Use Intensity based on its usage classification.” 

The article further explores the key aspects of the ordinance, including compliance and reporting obligations, performance standards and upgrades, financial incentives and strategies as well as addressing potential legal challenges. 

Read the full article in Colorado Real Estate Journal.