Monday, March 15, 2010

Draft Regulations Implementing AB 1103 - Benchmarking Requirements

BOMA San Francisco Members:

Regulations for AB 1103, California’s historic building benchmarking law, are in the final process of being prepared by the California Energy Commission staff for the formal adoption process. We are seeking input from our BOMA San Francisco members to make sure the implementation of this historic law is a success. Click here to read the draft regulations. Please send feedback, suggestions, and questions, to BOMA California representative Matthew Hargrove at and Ken Cleaveland, BOMA San Francisco's Director of Government and Public Affairs at

AB 1103 was originally passed in 2007 and requires non-residential building owners to disclose their Energy Star rating to a buyer, lessee, or lender. This regulation was scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2010; however, due to legal concerns regarding disclosing utility data, and how to deal with certain building types (such as triple net lease situations), the measure has been delayed to allow the California Energy Commission and its Benchmark Workgroup to write implementation regulations. BOMA California serves on the workgroup that is helping regulators craft policy, and expect final adoption sometime in Summer 2010, taking effect for buildings larger than 50,000 s.f. no earlier than January 1, 2011.

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