Who will be required to benchmark, and by when?

City-owned properties and large commercial properties (20k sq. ft. +) will be the first properties required to benchmark. Smaller commercial properties and multi-family properties will be phased over time.

This table shows the exact square footage of properties required to benchmark and by when:

SectorPropertyProperties first notice of upcoming benchmarking due dateProperty owners/managers collect property information and utility dataInitial Reporting DateCalendar year of utility data to report in the first benchmarking yearDate that property benchmarking information is included in annual aggregated community benchmarking report
Covered City PropertiesAll covered City propertiesN/ANovember 2021 - February 2022June 30, 20222021September 30, 2022
Covered Non-City PropertiesCovered Commercial properties ≥ 20k sq. ft.June 1, 2022June 1, 2022 - November 2022December 1, 20222021January 30, 2023

Covered Commercial properties ≥ 15k sq. ft. January 1, 2023January 1, 2023 - June 2023June 1, 20232022September 1, 2023

Covered Commercial properties ≥ 10k sq. ft.January 1, 2024January 1, 2024 - June 2024June 1, 20242023September 1, 2024

Covered Commercial properties ≥ 5k sq. ft. January 1, 2025January 1, 2025 - June 2025June 1, 20252024September 1, 2025

Covered Multifamily properties ≥ 20k sq. ft.January 1, 2023January 1, 2024 - June 2024June 1, 20242023September 1, 2024

Covered Multifamily properties ≥ 15k sq. ft. January 1, 2024January 1, 2025 - June 2025June 1, 20252024September 1, 2025

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1. Who will be required to benchmark, and by when?
2. Do single-family, duplex, or triplex residential homes have to comply?
3. What do building owners need to do to benchmark and comply with this ordinance?
4. How do I get my utility bills to enter the data into Portfolio Manager?
5. Is my building on the list of commercial properties 20,000 square feet or larger?
6. How much will it cost?
7. How will I and my building benefit from benchmarking?
8. What is ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager?
9. Can I use another tool besides ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager?
10. I have questions about the ordinance, who do I contact?