City of Atlanta Building Efficiency Ordinance
On April 20, 2015 Atlanta
City Council passed an ordinance that will require properties over 25,000
square feet to undertake the following energy efficiency initiatives:
Benchmarking Energy and
- -By July 20,
properties over 50,000 square feet must benchmark their energy and water use
for 2014 and submit a report to the city. This can be done using ENERGY STAR
Portfolio Manager®. This will need to be completed annually by June 1.
Properties over 25,000 square feet will need to submit their first report in
- -Until data
aggregation is available, property owners without access to a master meter will
- -The city will
make non-financial benchmarking data publicly available beginning Sept. 1,
2016. Properties performing below the national median (ENERGY STAR score
<50) will not have their score published.
Energy and Water Audit
- -Every 10 years, a
covered property must undergo an energy and water audit. The year will be determined
by a randomly generated property ID number, which can be obtained by calling
311. A summary audit report must be filed with the city.
- -The audit must
meet an ASHRAE Level II standard, though Georgia Power’s free audits will also
- -Audits can be
performed by someone on staff with at least two years of audit experience
and/or experience in the operations of that specific building.
- -Exceptions are
- oThe property
received an ENERGY STAR certification for two of the three years preceding the
audit report due date.
- oThe property
received a LEED certification for two of the three years preceding the audit
report due date.
- oThe property has
improved its ENERGY STAR score by 15 points or more in the five years preceding
the audit report due date.
- oIf a property has
undergone a qualifying audit since 2010, it may satisfy the first required
For general questions: www.p2catl.com or dial 311
For requirement questions:
email email@example.com or call (404) 355-1959
Portfolio Manager: http://www.energystar.gov/buildings/facility-owners-and-managers/existing-buildings/use-portfolio-manager
BOMA Energy Efficiency
Georgia Power Commercial
Energy Efficiency Program: http://www.georgiapower.com/energy-efficiency/business/home.cshtml
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