Denver, CO

Denver, CO

The City and County of Denver has made sustainability a core business value, making energy efficiency a priority. Through its partnership with the Better Buildings Challenge, the City has committed to reducing energy use by 20 percent by 2020 across its building portfolio, which totals more than 6 million square feet. Mayor Michael B. Hancock plans to use the City's leadership to challenge private building owners, the non-profit sector, and schools to make similar energy reductions. Denver is undertaking a number of energy savings projects within its own buildings and working with external partners to save energy and money across the city. The City of Denver is lucky to have partners such as The Alliance Center for Sustainable Colorado, whose efforts showcase the rewards of deep retrofits focused on energy efficiency.

Additionally, The Denver Department of Public Health and Environment’s, Environmental Quality Division is administering a Home Energy Score pilot for single-family homes within the City and County of Denver. Their mission is empowering Denver’s communities to live better, longer by protecting and improving the quality of the land, air, and water, working to safeguard the climate, ensuring environmental protection, promoting resource conservation, advocating for environmental policies, as well as informing, educating, and partnering with the community. Denver is exploring how sharing a Home Energy Score can drive awareness and energy savings for recent homeowners, prospective home buyers and sellers.


City and County of Denver, Colorado


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Challenge Commitment
7.2Million Square Feet
Energy Goals
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity
11%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)