If your building is over 50,000* square feet you may be required to comply with the AB 802 ordinance. Except that Industrial buildings (manufacturing, fabrication, processing) and buildings used for scientific purposes are exempt. For more exceptions see AB 802 Exemptions and Exceptions.
Preparing the AB 802 Energy Benchmark Report has several benefits:
BE PREPARED, don’t let the failure to comply with AB 802 create issues for you. Comply with AB 802 and start getting the benefits of energy benchmarking.
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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” here in one place.
AB 802 Exemptions and Exceptions
Section 1684. Exemptions
(a) Exemptions for Building Owners. A building owner is exempt from the requirements of section 1683 (Benchmarking and Public Disclosure) for a building meeting any of these conditions:
(1) The building did not have a certificate of occupancy during the 12-month reporting period
(2) The building is scheduled to be demolished with one year of the reporting data
(3) The building was benchmarked pursuant to a local program listed on the Energy Commission website
Section 1681 (c) States that if two or more Covered Buildings on the same parcel, campus or site are served by one common energy meter without submetering, such that energy use cannot be tracked individually, they shall be considered one Covered Building.
However, an owner of a separately-metered, multi-building property such as a Shopping Center, Office Park or Public Storage Facility, where the aggregate square footage is greater than 50,000 square feet, does not need to comply IF NO ONE BUILDING exceeds 50,000 square feet. Should one of the buildings exceed 50,000 square feet, then that building must comply.
Definition a Disclosable Building
Per Section 1681 (d), neither of the following is a Disclosable Building and therefore the building owner need not report:
(1) The building has more than half of the Gross Floor Area of a type of usage exempted through the process specified in Section 1684 (c) (Section 1684 (c) does not currently exist. Perhaps there will be a list of usage types exempted at some future date.)
(2) The building has more than half of the gross floor area used for scientific experiments requiring a controlled environment or industrial purposes.
*Note that the ordinance applies to "buildings" not properties. If the buildings have separate meters with no building or group of buildings exceeding 50,000 square feet, then AB 802 does not apply. However, if the sum of the buildings sharing a common meter (with no submeter) exceed 50,000 square feet, then AB 802 applies.
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