What to Know About Benchmarking and Emission Reduction Standards

What to Know About Benchmarking and Emission Reduction Standards

What to Know About Benchmarking and Emission Reduction Standards 1000 620 Enabled Energy

Local and state municipalities are beginning to make concrete decisions towards promoting and enforcing more energy efficient buildings in hopes of achieving the attainable goal of carbon neutrality in the future. Major cities across the nation are implementing initiatives, ordinances, and bills that require commercial buildings to take a closer look at how their energy consumption is being allocated and publicly make these records known. In hopes of a cleaner and more sustainable future, companies are not only being forced to assess their current energy consumption but may likely face fines and penalties if results are not found satisfactory by municipalities. Energy benchmarking standards that building owners are held to, as well as potential fines for energy efficiency negligence, greatly vary by geographical location, facility size, industry/sector, and much more.

As you navigate these new regulations that are designed to optimize energy consumption, consider looking towards Enabled Energy to stay ahead of the game, avoid penalties, and implement solutions to help you reduce your emissions. Our team will continue to update our research and provide it to our clients to help them make decisions for their facilities.

To learn more about Enabled Energy’s energy efficiency efforts and how we can help you with both the reporting and implementing the solutions to reduce emissions at your data center, contact us at 303.761.9890  |  info@enabledenergy.com.

City/State Regulation Emission
Reduction
Requirement
Reporting Requirement Failure to Report
Penalty
Austin, TX Energy Conservation Audit and Disclosure Ordinance (ECAD)

Link

Boston, MA Building Emissions Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO)

Link

California State Senate Bill 32 and 260

Link and Link #2

TBD
Chicago, IL Energy Benchmarking Ordinance

Link and Link

Colorado State Senate Bill 21-264

House Bills 1266 & 1286

Denver Benchmarking Ordinance

Link, Link #2 and Link #3

Los Angeles, CA LA’s Green New Deal

Link

TBD TBD
New York City, NY Local Law 97 (part of Mayor’s New York City Green New Deal)
Link
TBD TBD
Oregon State Various

Link and Link

Note: Energy Trust of Oregon provides incentives for improvements to reduce emissions.

TBD TBD
Philadelphia, PA Building Energy Performance Program

Link

Washington DC Building Energy Performance Standards

Link

TBD TBD
Washington State House Bill 1257 (Clean Building Performance Standard)

Link

Updated 6.1.2022

About the Author

Felipe Prado is a Business Development Representative for Enabled Energy, specializing in Channel Accounts. He combines his background in Mechanical Engineering with natural sales skills to assist the Development Team find the best solutions for their client’s energy needs.

Felipe lives in Denver and works at EE’s headquarters in Littleton, CO. When not at EE, you might find him playing basketball or spending time with his friends and family.

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