Is Your Facility Meeting Requirements?
In 2007 with California Assembly Bill 1103 (AB 1103) being passed, the state of California took a step towards a more transparent approach to energy use data disclosure and transparency. However, AB 1103 which required nonresidential buildings disclose their key energy metrics prior to whole-building sale or lease, faced major obstacles in execution, resulting in low compliance rate.
By October 2015, having identified the main issues with AB 1103, most important of which being the lack of readily available whole-building energy consumption data to building owners, AB1103 was repealed and replaced by Assembly Bill 802 (AB 802), a more comprehensive energy use data disclosure and benchmarking measure.
Since going into effect in January 2017, utilities are required to provide building owners with whole-building energy consumption data as part of AB 802. Said data shall be annually reported by owners of buildings that are required to comply with AB 802, via ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, with the first deadline being June 1st, 2018. This deadline applies to buildings with 50,000 square feet of gross floor area and no residential utility accounts. In the upcoming years, buildings with 17 or more residential utility accounts are going to be required to disclose and benchmark whole-building energy consumption data as well.
Considering the low compliance rate of previous energy use data disclosure regulations, and in order to ensure compliance with state regulations as well as create the opportunity to improve nonresidential building energy consumption trends, Alta can help you comply with annual energy consumption reporting via ENERGY STAR as well as developing strategies for improving building performance and adopting sustainable practices.
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