Denver City Council Approves Building Emissions, Electrification Law

Nov. 23, 2021, 9:15 PM

Denver is poised to join a small but growing list of municipalities seeking to cut carbon emissions from its buildings under a performance standard approved by its city council.

The ordinance approved Monday requires commercial and multi-family buildings larger than 25,000 square feet to derive 30% energy savings by 2030. Small commercial and multi-family buildings between 5,000 and 24,999 square feet must certify that they’ve installed all LED lights or solar panels, or bought off-site solar capacity adequate to meet 20% of yearly energy use.

Mayor Michael Hancock (D) will sign the ordinance into law, said Winna MacLaren, a spokesperson ...

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