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. We also will help you to comply with Local Law 97, NYC’s carbon emissions law, by recommending improvements that will lower your carbon emissions or by helping you to determine the best path to compliance.
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 an approved provider and our EnergyScoreCards platform meets all EGC, HPD, HDC, and HFA requirements.
With more stringent energy efficiency laws on the horizon, we will be there to guide you through any changes to ensure you meet new standards.
The state of California and the California Energy Commission (CEC) created a statewide energy benchmarking program known as Assembly Bill 802 (AB802) to help property owners and the public better understand their buildings. All buildings above 50,000 square feet must report their annual energy use to the state. Certain municipalities, like San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, San Diego, and Berkeley, also require reporting of annual energy use. And, some of those municipalities require energy and water audits and retro-commissioning reports. You can learn more about California’s energy benchmarking program in this blog.
Like other municipalities, Chicago has an energy benchmarking ordinance that requires buildings above 50,000 square feet to 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 an initial grace period.
Washington, D.C. was one of the first jurisdictions in the country to cap greenhouse gas emissions. Like in many other jurisdictions, building owners in the Nation’s Capital must report their annual energy usage. What distinguishes Washington, D.C. is that buildings performing below a set baseline will face fines.
This is a very new law with many nuances. Bright Power is 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.