Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance Training (Part 1 of 2)

August 18, 2015 By Linda Hardesty

In September 2013, Mayor Emanuel and Chicago’s City Council adopted a building energy use benchmarking ordinance to raise awareness of energy performance through information and transparency, with the goal of unlocking energy and cost savings opportunities for businesses and residents.

In 2014, more than 340 buildings spanning 260 million square feet benchmarked, verified, and reported under the ordinance. In 2015, the Ordinance expands to include commercial and municipal buildings larger than 50,000 square feet.

This video provides an overview of the Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance; explains covered properties and notification; reviews compliance timelines and requirements; provides benchmarking roles and checklists; and discusses support and resources.

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