Category Archives: Benchmarking

The Impact of New Standards on California Building Owners

ISO 50001, BEPA E2797-11, and AB 1103 are changing thinking regarding energy management and efficiency and are allowing owners and buyers across California greater understanding of properties. What are these three new standards and how do they influence public and commercial building owners in California? Continue reading

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San Francisco’s New Annual Energy Benchmark Summary Report for existing commercial buildings – how does it work?

On February 1, 2011 the Board of Supervisors of San Francisco passed an ordinance amending the San Francisco Environment Code to adopt the San Francisco Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance, requiring owners of non-residential buildings to conduct Energy Efficiency Audits of their properties and file Annual Energy Benchmark Summaries for their buildings, and making environmental findings. What exactly does that mean to you as a building owner? Continue reading

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