Sustainability Resources 

Colorado Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Program: C-PACE is a new financing program available in Colorado that empowers building owners to modernize energy infrastructure, lower energy costs, increase building comfort and asset value – with no upfront costs while enjoying positive cash flow. The power of this financing is leveraged through the collection of property taxes, which breaks down existing barriers in the clean energy industry and delivers long-term, fixed interest financing for these projects.

IFMA International Sustainability How-To Guides: These how-to guides cover a range of sustainability topics and provide practical guidance for assessing and improving the sustainability performance of your facility. Topics include energy and carbon, deep retrofits and commissioning, water conservation, occupant engagement, green cleaning, landscaping, pest management, waste stream management, and green building rating systems.

The list of Sustainability documents found at the above web site includes;

  • Sustainability How-to Guide: Getting Started
  • Sustainability How-to Guide: Carbon Footprint
  • Sustainability How-to Guide: Engaging Occupants in Your Sustainability Program
  • Sustainability How-To Guide: Green Building Rating Systems
  • Sustainability How-to Guide: U.S. Government Policy Impacts
  • Sustainability How-To Guide: No-Cost/Low-Cost Energy Savings Guide
  • Sustainability How-To Guide: Lighting Solutions
  • Sustainability How-To Guide: Turning Data Centers Green
  • How to Calculate and Present Deep Retrofit Value: A Guide for Owner – Occupants
  • Sustainability How-To Guide: Commissioning Existing Buildings
  • Sustainability How-To Guide: A Comprehensive Guide to Water Conservation
  • A Comprehensive Guide to Water Conservation: The Bottom Line Impacts, Challenges and Rewards
  • Sustainability How-To Guide: Sustainable Landscaping
  • Sustainability How-to Guide: A Comprehensive Guide to Waste Stream Management
  • Sustainability How-To Guide: Global Green Cleaning
  • Sustainability How-To Guide: Sustainability in the Food Service Environment
  • Pest Management Regulations

Downloading documents require member log-in to the IFMA international web site. The Denver Convention Center strives for sustainable meetings and facility management, read more.

ParksmartParksmart is a voluntary sustainability certification program for parking facilities. It is the world’s only rating system designed to advance sustainability in parking structure design, management, and operation. 

Xcel Energy - Energy Benchmarking: Tired of entering energy bill data into ENERGY STAR? Xcel can automatically populate ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager with your whole-building energy use data. After you complete the initial connection steps, Xcel will update your data on a monthly basis so you can focus on the important part – saving energy.

Denver City Energy Project: Unlocking the Value of Building Efficiency

The Denver City Energy Project (DCEP) is part of a national initiative to cut energy waste in large buildings. Energy used in large commercial and multifamily buildings results in 57% of Denver’s harmful greenhouse gas emissions. DCEP aims to cut that by 18%. Learn more at

LEED: or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, stands for green building leadership. LEED is transforming the way we think about how buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe. LEED certified buildings save money and resources and have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while promoting renewable, clean energy. 

Certifiably Green Denver: Provides free, confidential, non-regulatory environmental assistance to Denver’s business community. The program helps your business find opportunities to improve efficiency and profitability while minimizing environmental liability through pollution prevention. Sustainability advisers are provided at no cost and begin by visiting your business to complete a comprehensive assessment identifying ways to conserve.

ENERGY STAR: is about more than products. In fact, since 1992, EPA has also worked with organizations to help them save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by making their buildings and plants more energy efficient. Every year, they’re saving more than $9 billion and preventing nearly 135 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from entering our atmosphere. Learn how ENERGY STAR can help you create a better building, a better bottom line, and a better world.

Xcel Energy Business Solutions: recognizes that customers expect more. In a changing and challenging energy marketplace we are forging our path to a more sustainable energy future. We are investing in our energy future, supporting the communities we serve, and offering customers cleaner options and more control over their energy use.

Homeowner's Guide to Sustainability: It has lots of great information on going green with things like energy/water conservation and the three R's.