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Building Compliance Reporting

Reporting Requirements. Solved.

New state and municipal energy and water disclosure requirements are evidence sustainability reporting has evolved from a voluntary to compliance requirement. Over 46 jurisdictions ranging from cities to entire states now require commercial buildings to collect and report on energy and/or water performance. These requirements are often annual, but in some cases, like California’s AB1103 legislation, reports are required before lease, disposition or refinance transactions can be completed.

The good news is your voluntary reporting activities have been a dress rehearsal for the real deal. You should have set all your buildings up on automated utility data collection and ENERGY STAR benchmarking software which allows you to push a button and be done with reports before you’re hammered by fines or other penalties.

Stay ahead of the law by finding out how many buildings you own are subject to energy or water disclosure regulations before you get fined or a transaction is held up. Here’s a list of the most important reporting requirements that affect your US assets.

Top REGULATED markets: BUILDING ENERGY/WATER REPORTING

 

Regulation NameJurisdictionAsset Criteria
Executive Order 88New York
  • All state-owned and managed buildings
  • Target of reducing average energy use intensity (EUI) by 20% relative to a fiscal year 2010/2011 baseline by April 1, 2020
Local Law 84New York, NY
  • All state-owned and managed buildings
  • Target of reducing average energy use intensity (EUI) by 20% relative to a fiscal year 2010/2011 baseline by April 1, 2020
AB 1103California
  • Nonresidential building owner or operator
  • Disclose Portfolio Manager benchmarking data and scores
  • Trigger whole-building transaction
Green Building Act of 2006Washington, DC
  • District-owned commercial buildings
  • Achieve 75 points on the EPA national energy performance scale as determined by the ENERGY STAR Target Finder tool
  • Benchmarked annually in the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
Clean and Affordable Energy
Act of 2008
Washington, DC
  • Eligible privately-owned commercial buildings
  • Annual benchmarking in Portfolio Manager
  • Results will be published on a publicly available online database
Chicago Green Office ChallengeChicago
  • Portfolio Manager tool used track energy and water use and compile results at the end of the contest period
Atlanta Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency OrdinanceAtlanta, GA
  • Private and city-owned buildings over 25,000 sq. ft
  • Starting with municipal buildings in 2015,  and including private buildings in 2016
  • Owners of the designated buildings will be required to annually benchmark and report to the city their properties’ energy use via a free online tool
  • Building owners will then be asked to complete an energy audit once every 10 years
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