Benchmarking - San Francisco, CA



Law

Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance

Implementation & Deadline

Implementation: 2011 - 2013

Annual Reporting Deadline: April 1

Rating Tool

Portfolio Manager, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Disclosure

Tenants, Public websitse, Government

Building Types & Sizes

April 1, 2011 - Buildings greater than 50,000 square feet, and annually thereafter

April 1, 2012 - Buildings greater than 25,000 square feet, and annually thereafter

April 1, 2013 - Buildings greater than 10,000 square feet, and annually thereafter

Penalties

Fines can be levied 45 days after the written notice. Buildings of 25,000 square feet and larger can be subject to fines of $100 per day, up to a maximum of $2,500 per violation. Buildings smaller than 25,000 square feet can be subject to fines of $50 per day, up to a maximum of $1,500 per violation.

Exemptions

An annual energy bencvhmark is not required for:

- New buildings (The certificate of occupancy from the Department of Building Inspection is dated less than two years prior to the annual energy benchmark summary due date.)

- Unoccupied buildings (The building had less than one full-time equivalent occupant for the previous calendar year.)

Additional Information

http://www.sfenvironment.org/

http://www.buildingrating.org/content/policy-brief-san-francisco

ECO Zero Auditing Partners

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