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By Naomi Millán, Associate Editor
August 2009 -
Energy Efficiency Article Use Policy
New York City seems poised to become the next major jurisdiction to enact a benchmarking law. Bill 476-A, if adopted, would require annual benchmarking for government buildings of at least 10,000 square feet and private buildings of at least 50,000 square feet. Starting in 2012, an online database would disclose energy use information.
To the right is a list of some of the other benchmarking mandates around the country. For a full list of benchmarking policies, initiatives and campaigns which use ENERGY STAR tools, click here (pdf).
California AB 1103 Requires Energy Benchmarking Data Released During Sales
Washington D. C.'s Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008 Explained
Energy Star Portfolio Manager: How It is Used for Benchmarking
States and Cities that Require Benchmarking