Energy Benchmarking Ordinances Announced for Orlando, Los Angeles and Denver.
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Energy Benchmarking Ordinances Announced for Orlando, Los Angeles and Denver
To drive awareness around energy savings opportunities, Orlando, Los Angeles and Denver have joined other large cities in adopting building energy benchmarking ordinances. These ordinances require commercial and multifamily building owners to track and report building energy and water usage through the EPA’s Portfolio Manager benchmarking tool. See below for market-specific details.
The Building Energy and Water Efficiency Strategy (BEWES) ordinance was adopted on December 5, 2016. By December 1, 2017, the city will notify required buildings of their compliance obligation and on September 1, 2018 the city will issue their Transparency Benchmarking Report for each building.
Los Angeles, California
The Existing Building Energy and Water Efficiency (EBEWE) ordinance was adopted December 15, 2016. The ordinance applies to all building types except residential hotels.
All benchmarking buildings are required to perform an energy audit or retro-commission process every 5 years.
The Energize Denver Program Ordinance was adopted December 19, 2016 with the following benchmarking reporting requirements.
AUM can help you with these filing requests. We’ve already helped hundreds of multifamily properties like yours comply with mandated benchmarking requirements. We’ll gather, validate and upload all energy and water usage data needed for the benchmarking assessment and ensure compliance with all filing requirements. And we’ll recommend ways to improve your score and become more energy efficient NOW, even before the compliance deadline – helping you save money on your utilities.
To learn more about your city's benchmarking requirements, click one of the links below.