Building Benchmarking

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, United Power 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 United Power 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, United Power 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 United Power to share data with you, automated uploads of electric meter energy-usage data will commence on June 1st, 2022

For questions regarding building benchmarking or compliance with the law and to find out if a building you own is covered by the statute, please contact Building Performance Colorado at 888-513-0353.

Registration Process

Owners of covered buildings within United Power service territory are required to complete and upload the Building Owner Request Form below. To ensure accuracy, the address provided on the form must match the address specified by the State in their letter notice to you. A separate form will be required for each covered building address.

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Covered buildings that have fewer than four utility customers/tenants will be required to obtain tenant consent prior to United Power releasing electric meter energy-usage data to the building owner.

  • If your building has four or more tenants, this form is not required.
  • For buildings with fewer than four tenants, please ensure that a signed copy of this form is uploaded for all tenants. It is the building owner’s responsibility to keep these documents updated and filed with United Power.

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Note: If benchmarking data disclosure is covered within a lease agreement provision, a signed copy of the lease may be uploaded in lieu of the Authorization for Release of Utility Information Form.

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