BOULDER – The city of Boulder's efforts to encourage commercial property owners to benchmark their buildings will be outlined Thursday, Sept. 6, at an event hosted by the Colorado Green Building Guild.
Representatives of the city and the Environmental Protection Agency's EnergyStar program are scheduled to speak at the free event, scheduled for noon at the REI Community Room, 1789 28th St.
Boulder officials are developing and implementing a commercial energy-efficiency strategy that intends to make businesses and commercial buildings more energy efficient. Benchmarking, or rating a property's energy use, is one of the first steps in the program, and the city is seeking commercial building owners to volunteer for a pilot program.
The city of Boulder is considering creating regulations that would mandate that building owners report energy use as part of its long-term climate action strategy to reduce greenhouse emissions. The pilot program is a step to seeing how a cross section of Boulder buildings perform.
EPA Energy Star Manager Leslie Cook will conduct a live webinar demonstration of the agency's Portfolio Manager online energy-management program, which is free to use.
The Colorado Green Building Guild, formerly the Boulder Green Building Guild, is running the event. More information about the event and registration is online here.