The Seattle Building Energy Benchmarking and Reporting legislation (Ordinance 123226) requires commercial and multifamily building owners to conduct annual energy performance tracking through the EPA Portfolio Manager.
Benchmarking Due Date:
October 3, 2012: Nonresidential buildings over 50,000 SF;
April 1, 2013: Nonresidential buildings over 10,000 SF and multifamily buildings with five or more units. Subsequent reports are due April 1 every year thereafter.
Violations and Penalties: Failure to Report: $150 citation, and if not filed within 15 days of the citation, a $150 per day penalty for first ten days of noncompliance, then $500 per day for each day after the 10th day until compliance is achieved. Failure to Disclose: $150 citation for first violation, $500 for subsequent violations.
Follow-up Law Description: On and after a facility’s due date, an owner or operator of a nonresidential building must disclose benchmarking data and ratings for the most recent 12 month period to current tenants, prospective tenants, potential buyers, and potential lenders considering an application for financing or refinancing the building.
Ecological's Benchmarking Service provides compliance with Building Energy Benchmarking and Reporting Legislation
(Ordinance 123226) of Seattle, Washington. Ecological implements a monitoring and benchmarking platform; and generates benchmarking reports. Can yield 2-5% energy savings.
All energy usage information will be uploaded into the Ecological Sustainability Manager (ESM) online software, which will benchmark all the buildings in Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star program on a monthly basis.
Our team of experts have years of experience in the energy and real estate industry, and have provided comprehensive sustainability services for over 75 million square feet of real estate.
Contact Sam Jurist at (212) 354-1560 or by email email@example.com for more information about Ecological's Benchmarking Services.