Denver Releases Climate Adaptation Plan

The City and County of Denver have released a comprehensive Climate Adaptation Plan to prepare for future increases in temperature, urban heat island effect, extreme weather events, and earlier snowmelt. Denver prioritized and developed short, medium, and long-term climate adaptation strategies in several areas, including the building and energy sector. The strategies developed for this sector involve increasing solar power plant capacity, encouraging private sector solar capacity, continual commissioning program, and EnergyCAP Utility Tracking. The city will adopt the 2015 International Building Code and require new municipal construction and major renovations to earn a minimum LEED Gold certification. Other sectors addressed include Health and Human Services, Land Use and Transportation, Urban Natural Resources, Water Consumption, and Food and Agriculture. For more information