Mitigation: Buildings


Climate Goals - Mitigation: Buildings


Buildings are one of the top-five leading sources of Colorado’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Improving efficiency and replacing gas-powered appliances and equipment with electric options are essential strategies to reduce emissions from buildings to meet the state’s pollution reduction targets. As Colorado’s electric grid is increasingly powered by renewable energy, making the switch to electric appliances will not only protect Colorado’s environment and make homes safer and cleaner, but will also save people and businesses money on energy bills.  


In 2023, the U.S. Green Building Council ranked Colorado among the top ten states in the nation for LEED Building Energy Efficiency.


State of Colorado Buildings – Goals & Actions

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Colorado is working towards the adoption of technologies that reduce the GHG footprint of its 2.5 million existing buildings and to enable advances in technical and policy solutions that enable the cost-effective construction of zero carbon new buildings.


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