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Advocacy on the Local/State/Federal Levels

Your building's BOMA membership saves commercial real estate owners and managers money, which can optimize the value of the assets. As an industry "watchdog," BOMA proactively advocates and provides early notification of issues that could negatively impact your building's or company's bottom lines. Below are recent and current examples of how BOMA's lobbying and advocacy efforts at local, state and national levels benefit you and your buildings.


Current Issues

Denver Green Roof Ordinance

The Denver Green Roof Review Task Force now has an updated working draft proposal available for public review and comment. Here is a link to the Draft Proposal. The original ballot initiative and current ordinance is the only green roof initiative in North America that includes existing buildings. BOMA has many concerns about the effect the draft proposal would have on existing buildings.

To comment, please fill out the comment form! Commenting in the form helps staff to group comments by topic. Comments may also be sent via email to katrina.managan@denvergov.org.

The comment period closes at noon on June 3. The remaining comments will be sent to the task force at that time.

Energize Denver Ordinance Requirements

June 1, 2018 is the deadline for submitting this year's energy benchmarking reports for your buildings! All buildings over 25,000 square feet in size located within the City and County of Denver are required to submit an annual report. 

Failure to comply by June 1, 2018 will result in a $2,000 fine. No grace period will be given. 

For questions, call the Energize Denver Help Center at 844-536-4528, available daily from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., or email EnergizeDenver@denvergov.org


New OSHA Safety Rules in Effect

Under new safety rules by OSHA that went into effect January 17, 2017, building owners now are responsible for having roof anchors inspected and certified prior to allowing vendors to use them for window cleaning or fa├žade inspections. Certifications must be completed by November 17.

The Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Standards include a number of other new requirements; building owners and managers should read OSHA's Fact Sheet to understand how the rules will impact their facilities. BOMA International's codes team also has created a useful guide to understanding the new rules.

If you have any questions, contact BOMA International's VP of Government Affairs, John Bryant, at jbryant@boma.org.

Asbestos Inspection Requirements

Asbestos, Lead Paint, & Water Service Line inspection requirements will be additional requirements that will soon be required as part of Denver plan review to ensure alignment with the federal and state guidelines. Please be on the lookout for these changes and notify your teams. Click for comprehensive information on asbestos from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.


Past Advocacy 


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