Monday, May 13, 2013

BOMA California Legislative Update - AB 1103 Benchmarking Resources & Electric Vehicle Parking Regulations

AB 1103 Benchmarking Resources

BOMA California has been working on the The Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Program (AB 1103) for over five years.  The mandatory Energy Star disclosure law commences this summer.

The effective date of the regulations is July 1, 2013 for large buildings (more than 50,000 square feet); January 1, 2014 for medium buildings (more than 10,000, and up to 50,000 square feet); and July 1, 2014 for small buildings (5,000 up to 10,000 square feet).

Anytime you finance, sell, or lease a whole building, you are required to run the Energy Star numbers and provide that information to the other party in the transaction as well as the California Energy Commission (CEC).

The Energy Commission staff is working to provide online resources to help you comply with this new law. Here are several items you can find already online:
The Energy Commission is also working on a FAQ document and requests BOMA member input. If, after reading through the materials, you are unclear on how to comply with the law, or if there are lingering questions, please email and your comments will be submitted to the CEC.

BOMA California thanks the staff at the CEC for working with our industry to address issues and resolve concerns throughout this process. They will continue to work with them as they move forward and are implemented. 

Electric Vehicle Parking Regulations 

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) and the Division of the State Architect (DSA) are soliciting input and review of the draft of Plug-In Electric Vehicles: Universal Charging Access Guidelines and Best Practices.

These draft guidelines have been developed by DSA to assist OPR with physical accessibility standards and design guidelines for the installation of plug-in electric vehicle charging stations throughout California. The voluntary guidelines address accessible plug-in electric vehicle charging stations on both public and private sites and within public rights of way.

Click here to view or download copies of the draft guidelines.

The public review for the Guidelines ends on Friday, May 24, 2013. Please email your comments and any questions to

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