HB 21-1286

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House May 26, 2021
  • Passed House May 26, 2021
  • Passed Senate Jun 07, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Jun 24, 2021

Energy Performance For Buildings

Abstract

Section 1 of the bill requires owners of certain large buildings (covered buildings), on an annual basis, to collect and report to the Colorado energy office (office) the covered building's energy use. The bill establishes a process requiring certain electric and gas utilities to provide energy-use data to a covered building owner when requested by the covered building owner. Section 1 also requires that, on or before June 1, 2027, a covered building owner demonstrate that, in 2026, the covered building met performance standards set forth in the bill. A covered building owner must demonstrate compliance with the performance standards every 5 years after June 1, 2027. A task force consisting of various building owners, building professionals, utility representatives, and local government representatives is authorized to recommend modifications of the performance standards for adoption as rules by the air quality control commission (commission), which is required to adopt rules in 2026 or 2027 that extend or modify the performance standards and waivers and extensions of time related to the performance standards . Thereafter, the commission may, as the commission deems necessary, modify the performance standards by rule.Section 2 authorizes the office to use the energy fund to help finance its work to administer the benchmarking and performance standard program described in section 1 (program).Section 2 3 requires the office to administer the program and assist covered building owners with the reporting requirements set forth in section 1 by: Creating a database of covered buildings and owners required to comply with section 1; Tracking compliance with the program and providing a list of noncompliant owners of covered buildings to the division of administration in the department of public health and environment; Developing publicly available, digitally interactive maps and lists showing the energy-use and performance-standard data reported; Coordinating with any local government that implements its own energy benchmarking requirements or energy performance program, including coordination of reporting requirements; and Collecting an annual fee from owners of covered buildings of $100 per covered building ; except that owners of certain types of public covered buildings are exempt from paying the fee . The office is required to transfer the fees collected to the state treasurer, who will credit the fees to the climate change mitigation and adaptation fund (fund) created in section 2 3 . Section 3 4 imposes penalties for violations of section 1 of up to $500, up to $2,000, or up to $5,000, depending on whether the violations are first violations or subsequent violations, and requires that the civil penalty payments be credited to the fund. Certain subsequent violations are also subject to a penalty of 2 cents per square foot of gross floor area of the covered building for each day that the violations continue. Owners of certain types of public covered buildings are exempt from paying the penalties.Section 4 5 modifies the definition of an "energy performance contract" that a governing body of a municipality, county, special district, or school district (board) enters into for evaluation, recommendations, or implementation of energy-saving measures to remove requirements that a board's payment for goods and services pursuant to the contract be made within a certain number of years of the contract's execution. (Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.) (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Bill Sponsors (4)

Votes


Actions


Jun 24, 2021

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

Jun 21, 2021

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

Jun 08, 2021

House

House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

Jun 07, 2021

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor

Jun 04, 2021

Senate

Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

Jun 03, 2021

Senate

Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Senate Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Jun 01, 2021

Senate

Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Finance

May 26, 2021

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance

  • Introduction
Finance

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

May 25, 2021

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

May 24, 2021

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily with Amendments - Committee, Floor

May 21, 2021

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

House

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
House Committee of the Whole Appropriations

May 17, 2021

House

House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Finance

May 06, 2021

House

House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to Finance

  • Referral-Committee
Finance

Apr 21, 2021

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment

  • Introduction
Energy & Environment

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (06/24/2021) PDF
Final Act (06/18/2021) PDF
Rerevised (06/07/2021) PDF
Revised (06/04/2021) PDF
Reengrossed (05/26/2021) PDF
Engrossed (05/25/2021) PDF
Introduced (04/21/2021) PDF
PA3 (06/02/2021) PDF
PA2 (05/18/2021) PDF
PA1 (05/07/2021) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (05/20/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (05/05/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (05/21/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (05/27/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note FN4 (06/03/2021) PDF

Sources

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