Government Shutdown Ripple Effect: Energy Star Disclosure Laws Delayed
Building owners, energy service providers, utilities, environmental advocates and local governments across the country are closely watching the roll out of building energy benchmark laws. We have seen delayed implementation in many cities and states for a variety of reasons, the largest being the delay in implementing California's AB1103.
But none of these players could have anticipated that the "government shutdown" would shut down Energy Star Portfolio Manager for over 2 weeks. This has led Philadelphia and Washington DC to delay their reporting deadlines.
Cities Delay Implementation of Energy Benchmark Law
- Philadelphia Disclosure Deadline for commercial buildings greater than 50,000 square feet: November 25, 2013
- Washington DC Disclosure Deadline for buildings greater than 100,000 square feet: seven days after government reopens
Even with the delays, its never too soon to start to track your energy. We've found that it can take time to collect tenant data or gather whole building data from PEPCO or PECO.