In California, 2018 could be labeled as the “Year of the Benchmark”. In 2018, California implemented the CA AB 802 statute, Los Angeles began its Existing Building Energy and Water Efficiency Ordinance (EBEWE) (December 1st, 2017 for properties over 100,000 square feet to be more exact), and Berkeley implemented its Building Energy Savings Ordinance (BESO) program. And, the City of…
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.