Chula Vista Building Energy Saving Ordinance (Ordinance 3498)

Ordinance Overview


  1. Energy Benchmark
    • Deadline: May 20th (annually)

Properties Required to Comply:

  • Building Size: 20,000 sq.ft. or greater
  • Building Types: ALL building types
Ordinance No. 3498

Energy Benchmarking Requirement (due Annually)

The City of Chula Vista per the Existing Building Energy Saving Ordinance (BESO) ordinance requires an annual Energy Benchmark report for buildings > 20,000 sq. ft. to be submitted by May 20th

The utility data that is required is for 12 months of the previous year’s usage.

  • Example: In 2023, John submitted Energy Benchmark utility data from the previous year (January 2022-December 2022). 

All data is entered into ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager and then submitted to LADBS. Utility information that is required includes Electrical, Gas, & Water. Any building with a high Energy Benchmark score (if applicable) may be able to apply for a Certification that can lead to an exemption on the Energy Audit required once every 5 years.

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