Katrina Mangan, Lauren Deriaz, Energize Denver: Improving the Energy Efficiency of Large Buildings in Denver, The Solutions Journal, Volume 10, Issue 1, January 2019, (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/energize-denver-improving-energy-efficiency-large-buildings-denver/) Abstract: The goal Commercial and multifamily buildings are responsible for 57% of Denver’s greenhouse gas emissions. Investing an estimated $340 million in improving building energy efficiency could result in 4,000 local jobs and $1.3 billion in energy savings over 10 years. Building energy efficiency is a key component of the City's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050 and to meet our 2020 Sustainability Goals. To begin the process of unlocking the economic and emission reduction benefits of energy efficiency, in January of 2016 Denver set the interim goals of reducing the energy consumption of large buildings by 10 percent by 2020 and 30 percent by 2030. That means buildings need to reduce their energy consumption by 2-3% each year through 2030. What follows is the story of the process we went through to put policies and programs in place that put us on track to meet those targets. Very early results are in, and our strategies appear to be … Topics: Energy