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States and Cities that Require Benchmarking
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).
West Chester, Pa.
|Borough Ordinance||This ordinance requires new commercial construction to be Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR and benchmarked annually in EPA’s Portfolio Manager.|
|Executive Order 123||Executive Order 123 requires new construction and major renovations of existing and future city-owned and operated buildings to be Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR and benchmarked in EPA’s Portfolio Manager.|
|EO 2005-4, 2005||Executive Order 2005-4 requires the Department of Management and Budget to establish an energy efficiency savings target for all state buildings managed by the department or another department or agency within the Executive Branch of state government. It requires that all state buildings occupied by state employees be benchmarked using EPA’s Portfolio Manager.|
|State of Ohio||EO 2007-02||Executive Order 2007-02 establishes that the State of Ohio will use EPA’s Portfolio Manager as the benchmarking tool for state-owned facilities to establish building baselines and measure and track energy use and carbon emissions within the state.|