State law will soon require energy consumption, data from businesses

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IID LOGOEL CENTRO – California law will soon require non-residential business owners, upon the sale or lease of an entire building, to provide energy consumption and other building data to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager System.

Starting July 1, 2013, owners must report this data for any building in excess of 50,000 square feet. The reporting requirements begin Jan. 1, 2014, for buildings measuring between 10,000-50,000 square feet and July 1, 2014, for buildings between 5,000-10,000 square feet.

IID’s Energy Department is prepared to assist customers with requests for consumption history data in to comply with this requirement.

Passed in November 2007, AB 1103 mandates energy benchmarking and energy disclosure for non-residential buildings.  Data entered into the EPA’s Portfolio Manager System will generate an energy efficiency rating for the building. Ratings are from 1 to 100, with 100 being the most energy efficient. If a building reaches a score of 75 or higher, owners can apply for an Energy Star plaque. Any building applying for the Energy Star label must have its data certified by a licensed professional engineer.

Building owners will be required to provide  a disclosure summary sheet, statement of energy performance, data checklist and  a facility summary (all of which are generated by the EPA’s Portfolio Manager System) for the building to:

  • A prospective buyer of the building, no later than 24 hours prior to execution of the sales contract
  • A prospective lessee of the entire building, no later than 24 hours prior to execution of the lease
  • A prospective lender financing the entire building, no later than submittal of the loan application

For general questions regarding AB 1103 or to request consumption history data, contact Hugo Valdez of IID’s Energy Management and Strategic Marketing section at 1-760-482-3690.

For additional information regarding AB 1103, please visit http://www.energy.ca.gov/ab1103/index.html . Additional Portfolio Manager System information can be found at: www.energystar.gov/istar/pmpam.