San Francisco Passes Landmark Building Energy Efficiency Ordinance

February 11th, 2011 - Posted by Steve Baden under Hot News, RESNET News

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to pass the Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance, requiring energy audits and annual ENERGY STAR benchmarking and public disclosure for existing commercial buildings. Building on a California state law requiring benchmarking, the ordinance goes further by requiring non-residential buildings 10,000 square feet or larger to annually benchmark and disclose energy performance to the public, and to have a detailed energy audit including recommendations for energy efficiency improvements conducted every five years.

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