To prepare your building to comply with Local Law 33, NYC’s building energy efficiency grade ordinance, we will help you select improvements that will improve efficiency and your score.
If you are building a new development and seeking Enterprise Green Community (EGC) certification or another green building certification, you’ll need to engage with a benchmarking partner. Bright Power is one of the approved providers and our EnergyScoreCards platform meets all EGC, HPD, HDC, and HFA requirements.
With more stringent energy efficiency laws on the horizon, we will guide you through any upcoming changes to ensure you meet new standards.
The state of California requires all buildings above 50,000 sq ft to report their annual energy use. Certain municipalities, like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Berkeley, also require reporting of annual energy use.
Like other municipalities, Chicago has an energy benchmarking ordinance that states buildings above 50,000 sq ft must report their energy use annually.
Starting in 2019, buildings in Chicago will receive an energy rating based on their energy use. That rating must be posted at the property after the initial grace period.
Washington, D.C. passed one of the first jurisdictions in the country to cap greenhouse gas emissions. Building owners must report their annual energy usage, like in many other jurisdictions. What is different for Washington, D.C. is that buildings performing below a set baseline will face fines. The staggered timeline for compliance begins in 2021. The District will add covered buildings until 2016, at which point all buildings greater than 10,000 sq ft will need to comply.
This is a very new law with many nuances. We’re here to help you make sense of the deadlines and the subsequent actions you will need to take to comply.
Not sure if your city or state has energy benchmarking ordinances?
View the interactive map below and give us a call. We work with all of them.