Monday, March 19, 2018

Leaders of several major real estate groups held a conference call this week with the California Energy Commission staff as the state prepares to launch the first statewide mandatory benchmarking program.

Several weeks ago, the State of California finalized the AB 1103/AB 802 Energy Benchmarking Regulations. This has been a long process and we have been involved every step of the way. The bottom line is that as of June 1, 2018, all buildings over 50,000 square feet – with some exemptions – need to be benchmarked and data shared with the Energy Commission.

However, the rollout of the regulation is still unfolding. The CEC is working on materials and communications to help with compliance, and we are helping them work through the issues and work out the bugs.  

Stay tuned for more information and webinars to help you comply by the June 1st deadline.

Until more information is available from the state, here are the final regs: California Benchmarking Regulations Final 2018-03-01