Evaluation of Boulder, CO, SmartRegs Ordinance and Better Buildings Program

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


Under the SmartRegs ordinance in the city of Boulder, Colorado, all rental properties in the city must achieve an energy efficiency level comparable to a HERS Index of approximately 120 points or lower by the year 2019. The City of Boulder received a $12 million grant from the DOE's Better Buildings initiative to create and incentivize their EnergySmart Program. In this report, the Consortium forAdvanced Residential Buildings (CARB) describes its work with the program, including energy audits of rental properties, developing training programs for insulators and inspectors, and conducting interviews with property owners.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages121
StatePublished - 2012

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings (CARB), Norwalk, Connecticut

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-54724

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102012-3574


  • better buildings neighborhood program
  • city government
  • energy efficiency
  • rental housing


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