31 Jul '12, 8pm

Building Performance Laid Bare: Energy Reporting Laws Taking Effect

Laws taking effect now are advertising the real energy performance of large buildings in cities like New York for all to see. Monitoring your energy use isn’t just a good idea—it’s now the law in some cities and states. As we report on in our new EBN feature article, Energy Reporting—It’s the Law , the public is about to find out just how much energy is being consumed in thousands of large buildings in New York City, and similar laws are being enacted and taking effect in several other U.S. cities. Benchmarking vs. Reporting: What’s the Difference? Many of the laws that require energy reporting are called “benchmarking” laws. But actual benchmarking may or may not be part of the process. These key definitions should help cut through the confusion. Reporting: The recent spate of energy benchmarking laws that apply to commercial buildings all require that the building owner ...

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