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LA EBEWE (Ordinance No. 184674)

Ordinance Overview


1. Energy Benchmark

2. Energy Audit, Water Audit, & RCx Study

Properties Required to Comply:

Energy Benchmarking

Requirement (due Annually)

The City of Los Angeles per the Existing Building Energy and Water Efficiency Ordinance (EBEWE) ordinance
requires an annual Energy Benchmark report for buildings > 20,000 sq. ft. to be submitted by June 1st.

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.

Audits/RCx Requirement

(due once every 5 yrs)

Last Digit of
First Compliance Year Next Compliance Due Date
0 or 1
December 1, 2021
December 1, 2026
2 or 3
December 1, 2022
December 1, 2027
4 or 5
December 1, 2023
December 1, 2028
6 or 7
December 1, 2024
December 1, 2029
8 or 9
December 1, 2025
December 1, 2030

The City requires building owners to comply with both the annual Energy Benchmark requirement and an on-site
inspection* once every 5 years. The deadlines for each building will vary based on the last digit of the LADBS # (use chart
above to find your deadline) and will be required to comply every 5 years from your original deadline.

Compliance Options:

1. Exemptions

2. Standard Compliance

On-site inspections may be required to confirm the information provided.

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