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Posts tagged ‘Benchmarking’

Increasingly, states and municipalities are requiring buildings within their jurisdictions to perform energy audits or otherwise disclose their energy use, usually referred to as “benchmarking.” A building energy audit is simply a report on a building’s energy use and performance, as well as measures that can be taken to increase energy efficiency and reduce costs.  […]

Last week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to pass the Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance, which requires owners of commercial buildings  greater than 10,000 square feet to gather and publish data on the energy performance of their buildings, referred to as “benchmarking.”  Pursuant to the ordinance, non-residential building owners are now required […]

In January 2011, Senator Barbara Boxer introduced the Pollution and Costs Reduction Act (S. 77).  The Act would improve the efficiency and sustainability of the nation’s building sector and reduce air pollution from commercial and residential buildings by establishing a Building Pollution Reduction Program at EPA.  The program will provide financial assistance for activities that […]

On November 9, 2010, Governor David A. Patterson released the interim New York State Climate Action Plan.  The plan, which is open for public comment until February 7, 2011, identifies improving energy efficiency in buildings as one of five sector-based strategies to reduce greenhouse (GHG) emissions and advance clean energy in New York State. Executive […]

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