The City of San Diego is proposing a commercial building energy benchmarking ordinance. As part of the City’s recently adopted Climate Action Plan (CAP), the ordinance is intended to help promote energy efficiency and disclose energy use. The ordinance, if adopted, would apply to commercial, multi-family, and mixed-use properties.
BOMA San Diego received a presentation from City staff and their consulting team. The discussion, led by Jack Clark who is the City’s Environmental Services Department Deputy Director of Energy and Sustainability, focused on the California State legislative mandate under AB 802, which was passed into law in 2015, that requires owners and operators of all commercial, multi-family and mixed-use properties of 50,000 square feet or larger to benchmark and publicly disclose building energy usage to the California Energy Commission (CEC) The city’s proposed ordinance would go beyond the state requirement, including buildings under 50,000 square feet.
For more information, to provide feedback and to sign up for email updates as this process moves forward, please visit the city’s website at SanDiego.gov/Benchmark.
BOMA San Diego Legislative Advocate