The Denver City Council has unanimously approved new energy-efficiency regulations regarding the city's commercial buildings.

The new rules passed late Monday by a vote of 11-0, with council members Albus Brooks and Stacie Gilmore absent.

Starting in 2017, commercial building owners in Denver will have to find out the Energy Star score of their properties using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Portfolio Manager tool. The city will then publish the scores in a clickable map and searchable database.

The new regulations are a trimmed-down version of a set of recommendations made in May by a task force assembled by Mayor Michael Hancock called Energize Denver. The panel's job was to come up with recommendations that would help the city meet energy-efficency goals set by the mayor.

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