The ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager (Portfolio Manager) will be unavailable for public use during a planned upgrade to the system between June 24 and July 9, 2013.
Additionally, several California Investor Owned Utilities have indicated that they will not be able to upload energy use data to owners’ Portfolio Manager accounts under section 1684(b) of the regulations for an additional two weeks after Portfolio Manager is back online.
This coincides with the implementation date of Assembly Bill #1103, the Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure regulations (California Code of Regulations, Title 20, §1680 et seq).
The California Energy Commission will suspend enforcement of these regulations until August 1, 2013 because of the unavailability of Portfolio Manager. In the interim, the Energy Commission encourages nonresidential building owners to disclose the required information to prospective buyers, lessees, and lenders to the extent feasible. For recommendations on how to comply with the regulations while Portfolio Manager is unavailable, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.
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:
- Final AB 1103 Regulations
- AB 1103 Disclosure Summary Sheet
- Sample Statement of Energy Performance
- Sample Data Checklist
- Sample Facility Summary
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.