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Boulder Building Performance Rating & Reporting

Boulder Building Performance Rating & Reporting


Rating and Reporting Definition

The Building Performance Ordinance requires each affected commercial and industrial building owner to  Rate whole-building energy use with the approved tools and Rep ort this energy use to the city annually. 

The reported energy metrics will be publicly disclosed following a two-year grace period. 


Rating and reporting requirements are phased in based on building size.

Deadlines are June 1 each year beginning the year identified below.


Existing Buildings ≥ 50,000 SF; City-owned Buildings  ≥ 5,000; New Construction Buildings ≥ 10,000 1

Existing Buildings ≥ 30,000 SF Existing Buildings ≥ 20,000 SF
Annul Rating and Reporting Begins 2016 2018 2020
Public Disclosure Begins 2019 2021 2023

1 New Construction Buildings are those permitted since January 2014.


Help Desk - Services include assistance using Portfolio Manager, connecting with Xcel Energy's automatic data upload, and applying for exemptions or deadline extensions.  Contact the Help Desk 8am-5pm MDT at  [email protected] or (844) 811-8785.

For one-on-one assistance with the benchmarking process, schedule a phone appointment with the Help Desk. During phone appointments the help desk has the ability to set up a screen share application to view and edit your Portfolio Manager account with you.

*Manufacturing and industrial buildings have alternative tools available for completing annual rating and reporting. Please contact the Help Desk 8am-5pm MDT at [email protected] or (844) 811-8785 for more information. 

Public Disclosure

The city will disclose affected building energy performance metrics after a two-year grace period. These metrics will be disclosed on the Building Performance Map. City-owned building energy metrics are currently publicly disclosed on this map. 

Any information submitted to the city, including information shared during the grace period, will be subject to the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA). Building owners concerned about their information being subject to a CORA request during the grace period or thereafter can apply for a public disclosure exemption. If the exemption is approved, the city will withhold the information from any CORA request. If you have questions on CORA, please view this additional information.

Case Studies

Rating and Reporting a Complex Building

Arapahoe Village Shopping Center pdf  Review the recommendations, challenges, and lessons learned from completing the rating and reporting process on a complex strip mall with multiple tenants and energy meters.

Interpreting Rating and Reporting Results

Crossroads Garden pdf and King Soopers pdf - Review the outcomes and recommendations identified from a building's rating and reporting metrics and the potential impact they could have


Conscience Bay pdf- Read how a leader among Boulder's large property companies has benefitted from efficiency, solar and electric vehicle upgrades.