First annual report on the Green Buildings Ordinance

News from Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department:

The Green Buildings Ordinance (GBO), which took effect November 2, 2018, allows building owners flexibility while collectively raising the bar on building performance and contribution to Denver’s long-term viability and health. In its first full year of implementation, approximately 65 permitted projects complied with the GBO, and are now using less energy, adding more green space, and contributing less to the urban heat island effect, among other health and environmental benefits, than they would have without this crucial law.


Here is some background on the evolution of the ordinance as originally passed by Denver voters in November of 2017 and the revised version that passed in Denver City Council in October 2018.

From Green Roofs to Green Buildings


Green Buildings Ordinance webinar series offered

Join CPD for a Green Buildings Ordinance webinar series using Microsoft Teams. Use the webinar link next to each item to join. Registration is not required.

Series dates and topics:

  • June 24 | 12-12:30 p.m. | Join here
    • Topic: Options and green building requirements for roof replacements and recovers
  • July 15 | 12-12:30 p.m. | Join here
    • Topic: Examples of complete submittals for roof replacement and recover projects

How to join the webinar and how to ask questions >>

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