The City of San Diego has adopted the Building Energy Benchmarking Ordinance (BEBO), requiring property owners and operators of commercial, multifamily and mixed-use properties greater than 50,000 sq. ft. (and for multifamily and mixed-used properties with more than 17 units) to report energy usage.
Covered Buildings & Deadlines
> 50,000 square feet
> 50,000 square feet and 17+ residential utility accounts
BEBO requires using the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager software for reporting. This software has a rather long and steep learning curve. You may watch training videos and attend workshops, but most building owners who have only a few buildings to report find it easier and more economical to use Pegasus Energy Benchmarking to prepare their reports. We offer fast, easy BEBO reporting just contact us.
Building Energy Benchmarking Ordinance Reporting Exemptions
Certain building types are exempt from the requirements of the City’s ordinance and do not need to submit an exemption request. Automatically exempt buildings include:
Additionally, disclosable buildings owned by any of the following are not required to report to the City of San Diego:
Please note, that even if you are exempted by the City of San Diego based on building ownership, certain buildings (such as County buildings, schools and universities) will still be required to report to the California Energy Commission. See AB 802 for information about California's AB 802 reporting requirements.
Exemptions Requiring City Approval
Additionally, other building owners can file an exemption request from reporting if one of the following conditions are met: