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Published on February 2, 2023 by Charles Orr to

BEYOND BENCHMARKING – without audits or retro-commissioning An Owner CAN establish a Property's satisfactory Energy and Water efficiency without the expense of Energy and Water Audits or…

California Energy Commission (CEC) becoming proactive in enforcing AB 802

Published on February 26, 2022 by Charles Orr to

As of February 7th 2022, the California Energy Commission (CEC) is sending letters to property owners requesting the building owner comply with AB 802 for the years 2018-2020 by March 7th, 2022! This…


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…

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 updated August 13, 2021

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

On August 13. 2021 the April 16 2021 update was superseded: The EBEWE deadlines listed below were suspended until further notice. However, tolling of these deadlines does not affect the designation…

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.