WegoWise's Top 5 Links for Municipal Benchmarking Laws

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Whether you're looking to become a more informed citizen, or just kill some time before 5 on a Friday, WegoWise has got you covered.  With President Obama's State-of-the-Union endorsement of energy efficiency, we're looking forward to seeing what new initiatives get pushed forward in the coming years.  One rising trend in energy legislation is the growth of municipal benchmarking and disclosure laws.  From New York to Seattle to Washington, D.C., cities are catching on to the value of measuring, comparing, and analyzing how buildings use energy. So read up on some of the latest developments in this field, and be sure to share the information you learn with other interested parties at the parties you're hopefully attending this President's Day weekend.


1. NY vs. DC: Who Wins in Building Energy Benchmarking? (Greentech Media)

2. Building Ratings, perhaps the best resource for energy rating and disclosure information, is a wealth of great information.  To start, check out this map of disclosure laws in the U.S. 

3. Minneapolis benchmarking and disclosure ordinance passes unanimously (Fresh Energy)

4. 87% of Seattle’s Large Buildings Now Tracking & Reporting Energy Use to City (Green Building Elements)

5. Energy Fact Check, Analysis: State of the Union 2013 (KCET)