Building Performance Standards (BPS)

Building Performance Standards 

The second step in the Building IQ program is called a Building Performance Standard (BPS). A BPS is a policy that requires building owners to meet performance targets for energy use by actively improving their buildings over time. Requiring reductions from existing buildings helps achieve decarbonization goals because the majority of commercial and residential building stock that will be standing in 2050 is already built. From a building owner's perspective, BPS provides flexibility as owners can use whatever technologies and operational strategies they decide are most effective and economical to meet the target. Multiple other state and local governments have passed BPS policies, including Washington D.C., New York City, St. Louis, and Colorado and Washington states. 

The BPS policy details and guidelines for the City of Aspen are under development.  The City of Aspen is convening a BPS Stakeholder Committee from January-May 2023 to provide input on the BPS guidelines. The Committee's monthly meeting agenda, presentations, and meeting summaries will be linked below. Interested in getting involved or learning more? Email 

Meeting 1: January 24th 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Meeting 2: February 28th 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Meeting 3: March 21st 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Meeting 4: April 25th 9:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.