3.3.4 Building Energy Performance Standards

Colorado’s HB 1286 (2021)

Establishes Building Energy Performance Standards for certain large buildings in Colorado, administrative and reporting requirements, and imposes penalties for violations.

Boulder’s SmartRegs Program

2010 building performance standard that requires all rental housing in the city to demonstrate that it is about as efficient as buildings built to the 1999 Energy Code.

ACEEE Report, Mandating Building Performance Standards

Surveys national and international examples of current building performance standards and pending proposals, and discusses key policy and design decisions, including scope of coverage, standards, metrics, trading, and exemptions. 

Washington’s Clean Buildings Act (2019)

Requires the State Commerce Department to set a state energy performance standard target for each building type by 2020, and develop “conditional compliance methods" to meet them.

St. Louis’ Building Energy Performance Standard (2020)

Requires large commercial, multi-family, institutional, and municipal buildings (50,000 sq. ft. and above) to reduce energy use in order to meet an energy performance standard by May 2025, which will be reviewed and updated every four years.