Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Program (AB 1103)
Implementation postponed for buildings 5,000-10,000 square feet
On September 2, 2014, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the California Energy Commission's proposal to delay implementation of the Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Program for buildings from 5,000 to 10,000 square feet until July 1, 2016.
The Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Program encourages greater energy efficiency in nonresidential buildings by requiring building owners to disclose energy use to prospective buyers, lessees, and lenders, as well as to the California Energy Commission. This statewide program applies in addition to benchmarking and disclosure programs already in place and under development in local jurisdictions.
Read about the background of this program.
The regulations explain which building types are included, when compliance is required, and obligations for utility providers and building owners.
The regulations apply to most nonresidential buildings larger than 10,000 square feet, and disclosure is required by a specific date (specified in the regulations) prior to the close of a transaction.
Where to Get Help
For questions about the requirements of the Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Program, start with our Frequently Asked Questions. If you don't find what you're looking for there, contact the Energy Commission at AB1103@energy.ca.gov. Note that Energy Commission staff can offer only limited technical assistance with Portfolio Manager.
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