Just 19% of Large Philly Buildlings Report Energy Use as Deadline Looms
Under the law, buildings with over 50,000 sq ft of indoor floor space must report their resource consumption in a bid to make businesses think more critically about their energy and water usage. The measure is part of Mayor Michael Nutter’s bid to make Philly America’s greenest city, the news service reports. About 400, or 19 percent, have reported so far, according to the website.
The deadline for buildings to report their energy and water use was extended to November 25 after the EPA’s free web-based Portfolio Manager, which was being used by Philadelphia for its buildings’ reporting, was offline during the recent federal government shutdown.
If businesses don’t file by the deadline they will be fined $300 for the first 30 days, then $100 per day after that, the news service reports. Usage can be reported here. Philadelphia plans to collect data and issue a report on November 25.
Portfolio Manager was out of action for a large chunk of July while maintenance was undertaken. As well as Philadelphia, it is used by seven other major cities that require large buildings to benchmark their energy.
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