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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 deadlines postponed until further noticeSan Francisco EBO - Report deadlines moved from June 1st to July 1stSan Jose BPO - Report deadlines moved from May 1st to July 1stSan

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 label in the United States. More than 85 percent of Americans recognize it when they see it. And ENERGY STAR is the only energy efficiency certification that is based on

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 environmentCommand higher rental ratesHave increased asset valueAcademic and industry research supports the value of certifying your building as ENERGY STAR. Below is a summary of several studies that evaluated the added market value of ENERGY STAR certified

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 been changed from 2020 to 2021. The schedule for Audits and Retro-Commissioning is based on the last digit of the Assessor Identification Number as follows: LastDigitAIN   First Compliance Deadline   Subsequent Deadline

San Franciso Benchmarking Ordinance Now Includes Multi-family Buildings

Published on January 13, 2020 by Charles Orr to in San Francisco ECBO

San Francisco’s Existing Commercial Building Ordinance is now the Existing Building Ordinance. Benchmarking for multi-family buildings 50,000 square feet or more was due July 1st, 2019 and then on April 1st every year thereafter. However, multi-family buildings are not required to have an energy audit. This brings the ordinance in line with AB 802 for multi-family buildings and benchmarks submitted


Published on April 5, 2018 by Charles Orr to in California AB 802

Not all “exemptions” appear neatly in “Section 1684. Exemptions”.  Exceptions appear elsewhere in the ordinance and require some searching or amplification.  For your convenience, Pegasus attempts to list the “Exemptions” and “Exceptions” are list here in one place. EXEMPTIONS Section 1684. Exemptions (a) Exemptions for Building Owners. A building owner is exempt from the requirements of section 1683 (Benchmarking and Public

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.