BuildingRating

Sharing Transparency for a More Efficient Future

Fort Collins

Policy Description:

In December 2018, the Fort Collins City Council adopted ordinance number 44, authorizing the Building Energy and Water Scoring Program. The BEWS Program requires benchmarking and data transparency for public, commercial, and multifamily buildings greater than or equal to 5,000 gross square feet.

Enacted Date:
2018
Authority in Charge:
City Manager
Tool Name:
ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
Building Types Affected Size Compliance Deadline
Non-Residential, Public/Government Greater Than or Equal To 20,000 Sq. Feet 2020-03-01
Non-Residential, Public/Government Greater Than or Equal To 10,000 Sq. Feet 2021-03-01
Multi-Family Greater Than or Equal To 20,000 Sq. Feet 2021-03-01
Non-Residential, Public/Government Greater Than or Equal To 5,000 Sq. Feet 2022-03-01
Multi-Family Greater Than or Equal To 10,000 Sq. Feet 2022-03-01
Multi-Family Greater Than or Equal To 5,000 Sq. Feet 2023-03-01
Transparency:
Required Transparency:
Yes
Transparency Method:
Public Website
Transparency Trigger:
Date Certain
Frequency:
Annually
Notes:
For each covered building, the City will release the following metrics for public transparency: ENERGY STAR Score Energy Use Intensity Water Use Intensity
Reporting:
Required Reporting:
Yes
Reporting Trigger:
Date Certain
Reporting Frequency:
Annually
Notes:
The City Manager shall present an annual report to the City Council each year evaluating the Building Energy and Water Scoring program's output and outcomes.

Utility Requirements/Support:

Utility Requirements/Support:
No

Verification:

Verification:
No

Compliance:

Compliance Enforcement:
Yes
Penalties for Non-Compliance:
Yes
Description:
Non-compliance can result in a fee of up to $1000 per violation
Additional Program Information:
Audits:
No
Retrocommissioning:
No
Water Use Tracking:
Yes