Building IQ

Building IQ

Building IQ is part of a in a community-wide effort to keep our city, and our planet, healthy and thriving by helping commercial and multi-family buildings save energy and water. Buildings in Aspen account for 58% of greenhouse gas emissions. As a community, we are committed to reducing overall emissions 80% by 2050. Through energy saving improvements and energy and water benchmarking, building owners can increase profitability, tenants can see lower utility bills, and the City can make more informed, data-driven decisions - all directed towards helping us achieve our goal. 

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Benchmarking your building’s energy and water use is a great way to identify potential efficiency improvements, lower your utility bills, and compare your building’s usage to other buildings of similar size and use-type. Benchmarking alone can help reduce energy use by 2-3% per year. We recommend using Portfolio Manager to help manage this process. 

Portfolio Manager

Portfolio Manager is a free, user-friendly platform provided by the EPA to help building owners track their building’s energy and water usage. 

Create your account in Portfolio Manager.

Need help? These video tutorials walk through the set-up process.

Want to learn more? Schedule a free Portfolio Manager Advising Session. Contact Laura Armstrong to sign-up.

Energy-Saving Improvements 

Free Energy Assessments 

CORE (Community Office for Resource Efficiency) provides free energy assessments for local businesses so you can learn more about how to reduce your energy consumption. Sign up on their website.

Grants and Rebates

CORE also provides access to energy savings rebates and grants for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Find more information.

Share Your Thoughts

The City of Aspen is working through a community engagement process to listen and act. Share your thoughts and learn more about where we are in the process at Aspen Community Voice.