D.C. Requires Building Owners to Report Energy Use
Washington, D.C., was among the early cities to require privately owned buildings to meet LEED standards (see EBN
City buildings must be benchmarked annually starting in 2009. Annual benchmarking for private buildings will be phased in over four years, starting in 2010 (for buildings over 200,000 ft2, or 18,000 m2) and ending in 2013 (for buildings over 50,000 ft2, or 4,600 m2). ). Now, it is requiring the city government as well as private building owners to benchmark their buildings using the Energy Star Portfolio Manager tool and to submit performance data to the City, which will then publish it for the public.
Published August 28, 2008