30 Jul '14, 3pm

Cambridge, Mass., Passes Energy Benchmarking Ordinance

Cambridge, Mass., Passes Energy Benchmarking Ordinance

Cambridge’s new ordinance addresses energy and water use in commercial and institutional buildings that are 25,000 square feet or larger in size, along with multifamily buildings that have 50 or more units. Municipal buildings over 10,000 square feet in size also are included in the ordinance, which requires owners of the designated property types to annually benchmark and report to the City their properties’ energy use, water use, and building information via the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Portfolio Manager tool. The ordinance will be phased in for the various building types, with municipal buildings reporting their data by the end of 2014. Starting in the second year of reporting, data collected will be disclosed annually through a public City website.

Full article: http://greenbuildingelements.com/2014/07/30/cambridge-mas...

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