In June of 2021, the State of Colorado enacted HB 21-1286 “Energy Performance for Buildings,” which requires owners of certain large buildings (covered buildings), on an annual basis, to collect and report to the Colorado Energy Office the covered building’s energy use. The act establishes a process requiring certain electric and gas utilities to provide energy-use data to a covered building owner when requested by the covered building owner.
To streamline the reporting process for covered building owners, SDCEA will upload energy-use data from the covered building electric meter(s) directly to the EnergyStar Portfolio Manager software. Covered building owners will need to register with SDCEA to authorize this upload of energy-use data.
Registration for Covered Building Owners
- Covered building owners are required to submit the Building Owner Request Form, and an Authorization for Release of Utility Information Form for each tenant if the building has fewer than four tenants, to begin the process of energy-use data uploads to the Portfolio Manager.
- Once all required forms have been received, SDCEA will e-mail instructions for configuring your building benchmarking account in the EnergyStar Portfolio Manager.
- After this registration process is completed and your Portfolio Manager account has been configured for SDCEA to share data with you, automated uploads of electric meter energy-usage data will be available on June 1st, 2022
For questions regarding building benchmarking or compliance with the law, please contact the Colorado Energy Office: 303-866-2100.