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Energy Benchmarking Bills Passed in Philadelphia!

Philadelphia Commercial Energy Benchmarking Bill Passes Unanimously! 

Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed legislation on June 21, 2012, to mandate energy benchmarking and disclosure in large commercial buildings! This is a great stride forward for energy efficiency in Philadelphia. The legislation encourages building owners and tenants to pay attention to energy use in buildings and ultimately, encourages implementation of water and energy savings measures that will make buildings more comfortable and less expensive to operate. The latest version of the bill as passed (Bill No. 120428) is available here.

 

Additional benchmarking information:

  • Read the Press Release here.
  • Read the story from the Philly Inquirer here.
  • Read the Energy Coordinating Agency's testimony for the City Council Hearing on June 5th, when the bill was unanimously reported out for first reading in full Council on June 7th.

  • Examples of Building Energy Benchmarking and Disclosure in other major cities are available here.
  • Read about benchmarking case studies in Philadelphia:
  • 1234 Market Street
  • Ten Penn Center

 

Residential Energy Cost Disclosure in Philadelphia 

Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed legislation on June 21, 2012, mandating that estimated annual energy costs be disclosed upon the sale of certain City-owned residential properties. Philadelphia joins three other cities and six other states that already have residential energy disclosure policies in place. This is a great stride forward for energy efficiency in Philadelphia, as it will drive residential property buyers to look for more energy-efficient spaces, and will also encourage owners to make their properties more energy-efficient. The latest version of the bill as passed (Bill No. 120056) is available here.

 

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