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Benchmarking for Buildings

About The Energy Performance for Buildings Act (HB21-1286)

In the 2021 Regular Session of the Colorado General Assembly, the Energy Performance for Buildings Act (HB21-1286) was passed, concerning measures to improve energy efficiency in buildings. This act requires owners of large buildings to collect and report on energy use benchmarking data to comply with rules regarding performance standards relating to energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions.

Section 1 of the act requires owners of certain large buildings, on an annual basis, to collect and report energy use to the Colorado Energy Office. The act establishes a process requiring certain electric utilities, such as Holy Cross Energy, to provide energy-use data when requested by a building owner.

A full version of HB21-1286 can be found here.

How to request your building’s benchmarking data

Step 1

Please call us at (970) 945-5491.
We want to offer as much clarity up front to ensure you are successful when setting up your portfolio, therefore we ask, you call us for your first step. We are here to help, and by calling us prior to setting up your Energy Star Member Portfolio will help ensure that all of your data is collected in the most efficient way.

Step 2

After you have spoken with one of our Member Service Representatives, please use the step-by-step instructions to set up your Energy Star Member Portfolio.

Step 3

We can start sharing your data.
After you have established your account with Energy Star Member Portfolio and added Holy Cross Energy as a contact we will be notified and able to start sharing your data. If at any point in setting up your Member Portfolio you have questions, please do not hesitate to call us again. We are happy to assist!

Holy Cross Energy’s aggregation threshold is four tenants. If you are under this threshold, please have your tenants fill out a consent form, identifying yourself as an authorized organization.

Please email signed consent forms to



Call our Member Services Team at (970) 945-5491

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