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Published on January 22, 2021 by Charles Orr to in Energy Benchmarking

The first annual energy and water benchmarking reports are due May 15, 2021The City of Brisbane passed the Building Efficiency Program requiring most owners of commercial, industrial and residential…

CEC announces "Benchmark Your Buildings Now"

Published on September 28, 2020 by Charles Orr to

The CEC has started to promote awareness of the AB 802 Energy Benchmarking Program with their recent emailing.CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSIONBuilding Energy Benchmarking Program


Published on May 17, 2020 by Charles Orr to in Energy Benchmarking

Due to Covid-19, many Benchmark Reporting deadlines have changed.  The new deadlines are: California AB 802 - Report deadlines moved from June 1st to September 1stLos Angeles EBEWE - All Reporting…

Top 5 Reasons to become ENERGY STAR Certified

Published on January 15, 2020 by Charles Orr to

TOP FIVE REASONS TO BECOME ENERGY STAR CERTIFIED Connect with Customers In an era when fears of “greenwashing” abound, cut through the clutter with ENERGY STAR, the most trusted environmental…

Value of ENERGY STAR Certification

Published on January 15, 2020 by Charles Orr to in ENERGY STAR Certification

Value of ENERGY STAR certification Studies have shown that ENERGY STAR certified buildings: Have lower operating costsAre more marketableContribute fewer greenhouse gas emissions to the…

Change in EBEWE Audit/Retro-Commissioning Schedule

Published on January 13, 2020 by Charles Orr to in Los Angeles EBEWE

Effective December 29, 2019 the Los Angeles Existing Building Energy and Water Efficiency ordinance (EBEWE) has been amended.  The First Compliance Due Date for Audits and Retro-Commissioning has…

San Francisco Benchmarking Ordinance Now Applies to Multi-family Buildings

The San Francisco ordinance has been updated to include multi-family building 50,000 or more square feet.  Benchmarking for residential buildings is due July 1 in 2019, and April 1 every year thereafter.

The Existing Commercial Building Ordinance has become the Existing Building Ordinance.  However, the ordinance does not require multi-family buildings to have an Energy Audit.

This brings the Ordinance in line with AB 802 for multi-family buildings. Benchmarks submitted to the City will meet both the City and the state requirements and there is no need to also file the report with the state.