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Your Guide to Green and Sustainable Building Operations and Practices

Looking for information and guidance on green and sustainable building operations and practices?

BOMA's Sustainability resource site provides a step-by-step guide to finding information, training, best practices, and certification for commercial buildings and management teams – all in one place.  BOMA will update this site on a regular basis, so be sure to check back often!

Denver's Green Roof Ordinance

The Green Roof Ordinance was approved by Denver City Council on October 29, 2018, and will take effect Friday, November 2, 2018. Many thanks goes to Joe Havey, LEED AP, CEM, RPA, FMA, SMA for the significant time and efforts that he put forth in representing BOMA members on the Green Roof Task Force.

Here is a link to the Denver Green Roof Ordinance.

Watts to Water

The sixth annual Watts to Water Awards ceremony was held during the Denver Metro BOMA luncheon on June 13, 2018 at the Denver Athletic Club recognizing outstanding buildings in the Greater Denver Metro Area for superior achievement in the reduction of energy and water consumption. See the award winners here.

Watts to Water is a first of its kind program dedicated to the energy and water use reduction of commercial properties in the Denver Metro area.  Sponsored by Denver Metro BOMA, and partnered with the City Energy Project, the Denver Mayor’s Office and the Environmental Protection Agency, Watts to Water offers participants free sustainability training, tips and advice on how to best utilize ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.  Watts to Water educates participants about the most recent rebates and incentives for energy and water conservation.

Last year, Watts to Water members saved 7.8 million kWh of electricity, and 14 million kBtu of steam and natural gas.  That’s enough energy to power more than 500,000 square feet of Denver office space*.

In addition, Watts to Water members reported more than 9.3 million gallons of water savings!  Go to for more information.


Energize Denver

 Denver’s benchmarking ordinance requires owners of buildings over 25,000 square feet to annually benchmark the energy use. The City’s programs also engage tenants to improve energy efficiency of their spaces and provide resources to improve the efficiency of buildings. View the 2017 Annual Report and Appendices

 Learn more about Energize Denver here.


Our mission is to promote Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing by providing leadership and support for a growing universe of PACE market participants.

Buildings use nearly one-half of the energy consumed in the United States, and three-quarters of the electricity.  Making our buildings more efficient creates a huge opportunity for savings and positive change. 

Energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives make America more independent and our states more energy secure, avoid the costs of building power plants and transmission systems, save money, create jobs and protect the environment.Find out more here.


BOMA Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP)

Award-winning webinar program that teaches no- and low-cost strategies for improving energy efficiency in buildings.  

Access pre-recorded programs here.



Free self guided training here.


BOMA International Sustainability Information

Find out more here.

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