UPDATE - March 27, 2012
Please review the Notice of Proposed Action from the California Energy Commision (CEC) which revises the timeline of implementation of California Assembly Bill 1103 (AB 1103). In summary, the revised timeline is as follows:
- January 1, 2013 - Buildings 50,000 SF and greater (buildings 1,000 SF and greater that are solely occupied by the owner);
- July 1, 2013 - Buildings 10,000 SF to 49,999 SF;
- January 1, 2014 - Buildings 5,000 to 9,999 SF.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and Ken Cleaveland, BOMA San Francisco's Director of Government and Public Affairs at email@example.com.
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.