Benchmarking - Montgomery County MD



Law

Bill 2-14, Environmental Sustainability - Buildings - Benchmarking
















What you need to know about the law and how to get started.





















A step-by-step guidance document for complying with the Montgomery County benchmarking law.





















Frequently Asked Questions concerning Bill 2-14, Environmental Sustainability - Buildings - Benchmarking.

Implementation & Deadline

Implementation:     June 1, 2015

Annual Reporting Deadline:     June 1 Annually

Rating Tool

Portfolio Manager, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Disclosure

Government, Public website

Building Types & Sizes

Municipal Buildings:

June 1, 2015, and each June 1 thereafter
All municipal buildings of at least 50,000 sf and greater




Non-residential buildings:

June 1, 2016, and each June 1 thereafter
All non-residential buildings of at least 250,000 sf and greater


June 1, 2017, and each June 1 thereafter
All non-residential buildings of at least 50,000 sf and greater

Penalties

Class A violation.

Exemptions

A building may be exempt if:


1. The building has an average occupancy of less than 50% during the reporting year.
2. The building is in financial distresse, defined as:.
     a. is the subject of a tax lien sale or public auction due to property tax arrearages;
     b. is controlled by a court appointed receiver; or
     c. was recently acquired by a deed in lieu of foreclosure.
3. The building is new construction and received its certificate of use and occupancy during the calendar year for which benchmarking is required.

Additional Information

http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/DEP/Energy/benchmarking.html

ECO Zero Auditing Partners

ECO Zero is actively soliciting auditing partners in the Montgomery County, MD area. Please check back here for names of auditors and companies who can provide benchmarking services using our tools.

Other Resources

Other resources will be uploaded as they become available.

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