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  • MANDATORY BENCHMARKING REGS POSTPONED

    Posted: July 25, 2013 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments

    The Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Program (AB 1103) was supposed to kick-in next month, but because ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is down, enforcement is being delayed until September 1, 2013.  Click here to see the announcement.

    Additionally, the Energy Commission has released a FAQ to help with some basic questions regarding how to comply with the law.  Click here to see the AB 1103 FAQ.

    The law requires that anytime you finance, sell, or lease a whole building, you are required to run the Energy Star numbers and provide that information to the other party in the transaction as well as the Energy Commission.

    The effective date of the regulations is now September 1, 2013 for large buildings (more than 50,000 square feet); January 1, 2014 for medium buildings (more than 10,000, and up to 50,000 square feet); and July 1, 2014 for small buildings (5,000 up to 10,000 square feet).

    Here are additional resources for you to understand the details of the law and comply with the regulations:

    •  Final AB 1103 Regulations
    •  AB 1103 Disclosure Summary Sheet
    •  Sample Statement of Energy Performance
    •  Sample Data Checklist
    •  Sample Facility Summary

    In addition to providing information to the counterparties of the transaction there are also reporting requirements you must follow to provide information to the Energy Commission. The required documentation and reports should be printed from each building’s ENERGY STAR account and submitted to authorized counterparties of the transaction.

    We want to thank staff at the Energy Commission for working with our industry to address issues and resolve concerns throughout this process.  We will continue to work with them as they move forward and are implemented.



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