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Law

Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Regulations















An ordinance amending the Air Pollution Control Commission Ordinance in relation to reporting and disclosing the energy and water efficiency of buildings

Implementation & Deadline

Implementation: May 2014

Annual Reporting Deadline: May 1 and annually thereafter

Rating Tool

Portfolio Manager, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Disclosure

Public website, Government

Building Types & Sizes

2014:
Non-residential buildings greater than or equal to 50,000 square feet
Two or more buildings on the same parcel and greater than or equal to 100,000 square feet

2015:
Residential buildings with 50 or more units or equal to or greater than 50,000 square feet

2016:
Non-residential buildings greater than or equal to 35,000 square feet

2017:
Residential buildings with 35 or more units or equal to or greater than 35,000 square feet

Penalties

Non-residential buildings, greater than or equal to 50,000 square feet = $200.00/violation

Non-residential buildings, 35,000 to 49,999 square feet = $75.00/violation

Residential buildings with 50 more units and/or greater than 50,000 square feet = $200.00/violation

Residential buildings with 35 to 49 units and/or greater than 35,000 square feet = $75.00/violation

Each day of noncompliance counts as a separate violation, up to a maximum $3,000 fine/calendar year.

Exemptions

May request an exemption for good cause. Exemptions will be allowed up to 60 days from reporting deadline.

Additional Information

http://www.buildingrating.org/content/policy-brief-boston-0

http://www.cityofboston.gov/images_documents/signed ordinance_tcm3-38217.pdf

http://www.cityofboston.gov/images_documents/fact sheet may.2013_tcm3-36298.pdf

http://www.cityofboston.gov/images_documents/information packet_summary_update may_tcm3-37109.pdf

http://www.cityofboston.gov/environmentalandenergy/conservation/berdo.asp

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