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REGULATORY UPDATE: AB-1103 delayed until Jan 1, 2014

AB-1103, the Commercial Building Energy Benchmarking Regulation, has been delayed until Jan 1, 2014.

On August 14th, the California Energy Commission issued a postponement (again) of AB-1103, the Commercial Building Energy Use Disclosure Program, for buildings 50,000 sq. ft and larger until Jan. 1, 2014. These regulations require building owners to disclose the building’s energy use benchmark score to potential buyers, leasers of the entire building and/or upon refinancing the building. CEC Announces Delays in the AB1103 enforcement

Benchmark scores are derived from comparing the energy use profile of your building to that of similar buildings (in size, usage type and location). The postponement is due to the technical problems integrating the national Energy Star Portfolio Manager database with various energy providers.

The current CA Energy Commission schedule for AB1103 implementation is:
 — For buildings larger than 50,000 sq. ft. enforcement begins Jan. 1, 2014.

— For buildings from 10,000 to 50,000 sq. ft. enforcement begins Jan. 1, 2014.

— For buildings from 5,000 to 10,000 sq. ft. enforcement begins July 1, 2014.

California Energy Commission Postponement Notice

California Energy Commission AB1103 information page

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