Energize Denver Benchmarking Ordinance Exemption Request Form
Denver Building ID
Building Address 2
Relationship to building:
Energy Benchmarking Contractor
Which exemption are you claiming?
The building was not occupied and did not have a certificate of occupancy or temporary certificate of occupancy for all twelve (12) months of the calendar year for which benchmarking is required.
The building was not occupied, due to renovation, for all twelve (12) months of the calendar year for which benchmarking is required.
A demolition permit has been issued for the entire building and demolition work has commenced on or before the date the benchmarking report is due.
The building is presently experiencing qualifying financial distress, as defined by any of the following: (1) the building is the subject of a qualified tax lien sale or public auction due to property tax arrearages; (2) the building is controlled by a court appointed receiver; or (3) the building has been acquired by a deed in lieu of foreclosure.
The building had an average physical occupancy of less than sixty (60) percent of normal occupancy for that building type throughout the calendar year for which benchmarking is required. Examples of normal occupancy conditions that DO NOT qualify for an exemption include a church that is only used for a few hours every Sunday, or a school that is closed in the summer.
A building for which the Owner can demonstrate that its energy performance is a confidential business practice that includes trade secrets, privileged, or confidential commercial information. In order to qualify for this exemption, the Owner shall specifically identify the information it believes is confidential and provide a written statement below describing the manner in which public disclosure would cause substantial harm to the Owner's competitive position. Inefficient energy usage alone will not be considered confidential commercial information.
The building is used primarily for manufacturing or agricultural processes. This exclusion only applies if the manufacturing or agricultural process uses significant energy. Distribution centers and warehouses are benchmarkable space types that DO NOT qualify for this exemption. To qualify for this exemption please explain below what sort of industrial or agricultural process is happening in the building and state if that process uses electricity or natural gas.
I am unable to obtain whole building data because my building has less than 4 tenants or one tenant who is more than 50% of the energy usage, so Xcel Energy will not aggregate whole building energy data for me AND I have requested consent to obtain that data from my tenants and they have refused that request. For details on the process to obtain whole building energy data from Xcel Energy and to request tenant consent when necessary see our
Please provide a detailed explanation of your exemption request.
I, the undersigned authorized representative of the building owner, affirm and attest to the accuracy, truthfulness and completeness of the statements of material fact provided in this form. Please type your name in the text box.