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CAHED Virtual Presentation: State of Colorado building performance law and sustainability presentation

  • February 08, 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual - Zoom


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The webinar will feature the following panel of speakers: 

Bill Green, RMH Group, also Voting Member, State of Colorado Rulemaking Task Force 

Mark Jelinske, RMH Group, Past CAHED Advocacy Liaison 

Tom Poeling, U.S. Engineering Construction, CAHED Sustainability Liaison  

Darren Boyle, UCHealth, CAHED President 

Bill Green, PE, is Chairman of The RMH Group based in Lakewood, Colorado, a 75-person mechanical, electrical, and sustainable engineering firm.  Bill holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is a registered professional engineer.  He currently serves as President of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado and is the professional engineering representative on the Colorado Energy Office Task Force for Building Performance Standards formed with the passage of House Bill HB21-1286, Energy Performance for Buildings in Colorado.

Mark Jelinske, Chief Mechanical Engineer at the RMH Group, has over 30 years of engineering experience, primarily as a consulting engineer, with significant healthcare facility design. He provides training and mentoring in house and at technical conferences. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering and Fire Protection Engineering in multiple US states.  He is active in the development process for several model codes, NFPA standards, and the FGI Guidelines. He currently serves on the 2022 Denver Building and Fire Code Task Force, and has served as the ASHE Code Advocacy Liaison for Colorado.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Missouri- Rolla (Missouri Science and Technology).

Tom Poeling, PE, CCP is the Sustainability Liaison for CAHED, and is responsible for providing CAHED members with updates from ASHE regarding education and resources related to sustainability.  He is also the Project Support Director for U.S. Engineering Construction, which is a Top 20 mechanical contractor located in Denver and Kansas City.  He has also served as a Past President of the Building Commissioning Association.  

Session Description: 

This is a FREE virtual educational event that will highlight building Energy performance.

Building performance goals are now law in the State of Colorado.  Find out how these laws affect your building. 


The State of Colorado passed legislation in June 2021 that requires reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in all buildings in the state over 50,000 SF.   This legislation will require healthcare facilities to achieve these goals through a combination of energy and carbon benchmarking, energy efficiency improvements, implementation of renewable energy technologies, and electrification of heating systems.    

A recent statistic released by the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) stated that if all health care buildings (globally) were considered a country, it would rank as the 5th largest emitter of CO2e in the world, following China, the U.S., India, and Russia.  There is considerable opportunity for the healthcare community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to promote sustainable practices.  ASHE and CAHED can help provide resources to educate their members on how to achieve these goals. 

CAHED is hosting a webinar on 08 February, 2022 to update our members on state legislation that will directly affect the operation and construction of most healthcare facilities in the state.  Come hear the latest on sustainable policy topics such as:   

  1. Review of State and City of Denver legislation passed in 2021 related to building performance and carbon reduction 

  2. Update from the rulemaking task force on how this legislation will be defined and enforced 

  3. Compliance milestones required by facilities in 2022, 2026 and 2030 

  4. How will these rules directly affect CAHED members? 

  5. What resources can ASHE and CAHED provide to assist with education and compliance to these new rules? 

  6. Energy to care update


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