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Which City Has New Energy Audit Requirements Starting 2021?

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Did you know there are 30-plus energy compliance laws nationwide? We expect to see more and more cities not only add commercial energy compliance laws, but start enforcing those already in effect.

In Los Angeles, starting this year, new deadlines are being introduced for Energy Audits & Retro-commissioning, and the City now requires them for all building types greater than 20,000 square feet once every 5 years.

EBEWE Ordinance in Los Angeles

“TIP THE WORLD OVER ON ITS SIDE AND EVERYTHING LOOSE WILL LAND IN LOS ANGELES.” – FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT

What Is the EBEWE?

Effective January 29, 2017, Ordinance 184674 added Division 97 to the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) which is known as the Energy and Water Efficiency Program (EBEWE). It requires owners of certain buildings to benchmark (report energy and water consumption) annually and submit audits and retro‐commissioning reports every five years. For full details on the Benchmarking and Audits and Retro‐Commissioning requirements, including the corresponding compliance schedules, please read the full ordinance and subsequent amendments at https://www.ladbs.org/docs/default‐source/forms/green‐building/ebewe‐ordinances.pdf

In a race for limited resources, it is the energy efficient that will win the race.”

Not Sure what your Building ID # is? Search here: www.EBEWEordinance.com/Status

Cost-effective energy efficiency projects can reduce annual utility bills by 20% and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, all while saving your business money.”

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Helpful Resources

To read more on what the Energy Benchmark and Audit process entails, check out Volume 01, 02 and Volume 03 of the Vert Report. The City of Los Angeles’ website is another great resource to further educate yourself on the LA EBEWE and Energy Audit.

Want to get started on meeting your Energy deadlines but don’t know where to start? We can help you! Just click over to VertPro.com to get started on your EBEWE and Energy Audit processes. To speak to a representative, you can email us at support@vertpro.com or call 800-585-2690.

 

To request an Energy Audit proposal, please email audits@vertenergygroup.com.

Source: Some content taken, in full to maintain accuracy, from the following City of Los Angeles resource: https://www.ladbs.org/services/green-building-sustainability/existing-buildings-energy-water-efficiency-program

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There are over 30 cities/states with Energy Benchmark requirements - 16 have Energy Audit requirements as well! Use this free tool to check if your building has an upcoming Energy Benchmark or Energy Audit deadline.

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