San Francisco Energy Ordinance – Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance (ECB)


The San Francisco Energy Ordinance, also known as the Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance (ECB), mandates the benchmarking and disclosure of energy usage for non-residential buildings over 10,000 square feet. This regulation, in effect since 2011, positions San Francisco as a pioneer in fostering sustainability and responsible energy management.

Energy Benchmarking is not just a regulatory requirement; it is a strategic initiative that holds far-reaching benefits for our community and the environment.

Why is Energy Benchmarking Important?

1) Efficiency Optimization: By measuring and assessing energy consumption, building owners gain valuable insights into their property’s energy efficiency. This information becomes the cornerstone for targeted improvements, leading to long-term cost savings.

2) Environmental Stewardship: Transparent energy benchmarking allows us to collectively monitor our carbon footprint. As we gain a deeper understanding of our energy usage, we empower ourselves to make informed decisions that contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally responsible future.

3) Market Competitiveness: Buildings with high energy efficiency are increasingly becoming sought after in the real estate market. Energy-efficient structures not only contribute to a healthier environment but also enhance the market value and appeal of a property.

4) Community Engagement: The Energy Ordinance promotes a culture of transparency and community engagement. Sharing energy performance data fosters collaboration and inspires a shared commitment to environmental responsibility.

Navigating the intricacies of the San Francisco Energy Ordinance and ensuring compliance with Energy Benchmarking can be a complex task. Our team of experts and decades of experience is dedicated to guiding you through the process, providing seamless solutions to comply with the ordinance while optimizing your energy efficiency.

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