- Implementation & Deadline
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- Building Types & Sizes
- Additional Information
- ECO Zero Auditing Partners
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An ordinance to reduce energy and water consumption in existing buildings.
Proposed administrative regulations for the Building Energy Saving Ordinance (BESO)
Implementation & Deadline
Implementation: October 1, 2016
Annual Reporting Deadline: October 1 thereafter
Portfolio Manager, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Government, public website, buyers & lessees
Building Types & Sizes
October 1, 2016:
Buildings 50,000 sf and greater
October 1, 2017:
Buildings 25,000 sf and greater
Violations of this Chapter, if charged pursuant to Chapter 1.20, shall be charged as infractions. Violations of this Chapter are also punishable pursuant to Chapter 1.28. (Ord. 7397-NS § 5 (part), 2015)
An exemption from ENERGY STAR Performance Report requirement for any current reporting period may be granted if:
1. The building owner is unable to obtain tenant authorization of tenant utility data.
2. The building occupant demonstrates that disclosure may result in the release of proprietary information.
ECO Zero Auditing Partners
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