Thursday, May 24, 2018

Benchmarking and Reporting Requirements Webinar - AB 802

The Energy Commission is hosting a webinar aimed at companies who own/manage buildings to help with AB 802 Benchmarking and Reporting Requirements. 

In October of 2015, the State of California passed Assembly Bill 802, directing the California Energy Commission to establish the Building Energy Benchmarking Program. The Program requires owners of buildings larger than 50,000 square feet with either no residential utility accounts or 17 or more residential utility accounts to benchmark and disclose their buildings' energy performance through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. The purpose of the program is to help building owners better understand their energy consumption through standardized energy use metrics that enable smarter and more cost-effective improvements in building energy use.

Important dates include:

June 1, 2018: Reporting deadline for buildings with no residential utility accounts
June 1, 2019: Reporting deadline for buildings with 17 or more utility accounts 

If you own and/or are responsible for any commercial building over 50,000 s.f. this regulation applies to you and the deadline for completion is technically June 1, 2018 (however, we have been told that due to several factors they will be allowing compliance to happen over the next few months and be considered “on time.”). If you are uncertain how to comply, this webinar is for you.

Click here for more information on the AB 802 BENCHMARKING WEBINAR and to register:

For more information and resources, including the adopted regulatory language, please point your browser to the CBPA AB 802 Benchmarking Resources Page.

We have worked on this regulation for more than 8 years in conjunction with the California Energy Commission. Although we believe on paper, it is written as well as can be expected, we know that issues will come up during implementation.

Please make sure you report issues as they arise to the CEC via their help desk. Any major issues you run into, please include us so we can track and/or help to resolve.

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