We've put some frequently asked questions to give your more information about EBEWE compliance in Los Angeles, Ca. We help building owners with EBEWE benchmarking.
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The Los Angeles existing building energy and water efficiency ordinance:
All privately owned buildings 20,000 square feet or more must be benchmarked and registered annually with the City of Los Angeles according to the schedule as defined in the EBEWE Ordinance, which is:
Building IDs are provided in the Ordinance notification letter from LADBS. If you did not receive your notification letter listing your Building ID, you may look up the ID in the Building Information Online system (BIO).
Yes, the LADBS charges an annual registration fee of $64 per building. You must register with LADBS and pay a compliance fee. Go to REGISTRATION to create your account and pay the compliance fee.
Each building must be benchmarked separately using the associated Building ID, provided it meets the minimum footage requirements for reporting. Each “building” must pay a registration fee.
There are some exceptions from benchmarking. The ordinance shall not apply to:
1. One-and two-family dwellings and related accessory structures;
2. Residential hotels as defined by the California Health and Safety Code;
3. Broadcast antennas, vehicle charging stations, utility pumping stations and treatment facilities;
4. Sound stages and structures used primarily for the production and post-production of motion pictures and television.
The Department of Building and Safety has an 82-page instruction guide for sending benchmark data. Basically the steps are as follows:
Registering with LADBS, processing the payment, creating a Portfolio Manager account, adding your building and meter data is a multi-step process where you will need to wait for a response from the utilities. It cannot be done in one sitting, even when you have all your data at your fingertips. You should likely budget 6-8 hours of data entry time over a two-day (minimum) period if you are not proficient with Portfolio Manager. The Portfolio Manager software is a helpful tool, but it is not particularly user-friendly. The step-by-step Benchmarking Guide provided by LA Energy and Water Efficiency Resource Center is 82 pages in length. This may give you a clue as to the process required.
Contact Pegasus Energy Solutions. We have been using the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for over 5 years and have generated hundreds of Energy Benchmark Report for clients throughout the state. Our experienced professionals can simplify the process and save you valuable time.