Benchmarking Compliance

Simplify compliance, streamline reporting, & increase portfolio-wide transparency

Utility benchmarking is the practice of measuring how much energy and water a building consumes and comparing that against other, similar buildings. This allows owners and occupants to understand their buildings’ energy performances relative to similar buildings and helps identify opportunities to cut waste. Many cities, states, and municipal governments across North America have passed utility benchmarking ordinances, requiring buildings to track and report their annual energy and water consumption.

Utility benchmarking and transparency allows building owners, governments, and the public to better understand how their buildings use energy and water. With this knowledge, they can make smarter and more cost-effective improvements, comply with local laws & avoid fines, save money & cut waste, and support the local economy. A majority of the available savings can be achieved with only low- or no-cost changes.

In order to mitigate your risk of being penalized for failing to comply or missing a deadline, make sure you study the information below* to gain an understanding of the requirements and deadlines. Check out our best practice guide for simplified benchmarking compliance, reporting, and transparency: Download guide

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Ann Arbor, MI Updated in 2024

Ann Arbor, MI
Energy
Water

Due date:

06/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 20,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 20,000+ sqft.
  • Industrial properties: 20,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Aspen, CO Updated in 2024

Aspen, CO
Energy
Water

Due date:

06/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 10,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 20,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA
Energy
Water
Enhanced

Due date:

06/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 25,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 25,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Austin, TX

Austin, TX
Energy
Enhanced

Due date:

06/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 10,000+ sqft.
  • Industrial properties: 10,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website Enhanced ordinance info

Berkeley, CA

Berkeley, CA
Energy
Enhanced

Due date:

07/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 15,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 15,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Bloomington, MN

Bloomington, MN
Energy

Due date:

06/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 75,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 75,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Boston, MA 2024 deadline approaching!

Boston, MA
Energy
Water
Enhanced
GHG limit

Due date:

05/15/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 20,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 20,000+ sqft. OR 15+ dwellings
Ordinance website

GHG emissions limit:

Link to emissions limit info

Boulder, CO

Boulder, CO
Energy
Enhanced

Due date:

06/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 20,000+ sqft.
  • Industrial properties: 20,000+ sqft.
  • New properties: 10,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Additional notes:

Large industrial campuses have their own custom requirements.

Brisbane, CA 2024 deadline approaching!

Brisbane, CA
Energy
Water

Due date:

05/15/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 10,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 10,000+ sqft.
  • Industrial properties: 10,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

California, Statewide

California, Statewide
Energy

Due date:

06/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Cambridge, MA 2024 deadline approaching!

Cambridge, MA
Energy
Water

Due date:

05/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 25,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50+ dwellings
Ordinance website

Chelsea, MA Updated in 2024

Chelsea, MA
Energy

Due date:

06/30/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 20,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 20,000+ sqft. OR 20+ units
  • Industrial properties: 20,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL
Energy

Due date:

06/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Chula Vista, CA 2024 deadline approaching!

Chula Vista, CA
Energy

Due date:

05/20/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 20,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 20,000+ sqft.
  • Industrial properties: 20,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Colorado, Statewide

Colorado, Statewide
Energy

Due date:

06/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sqft.
  • Industrial properties: 50,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Columbus, OH

Columbus, OH
Energy
Water

Due date:

06/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Denver, CO

Denver, CO
Energy

Due date:

06/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 25,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 25,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Des Moines, IA

Des Moines, IA
Energy
Water

Due date:

07/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 25,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 25,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Detroit, MI New in 2024

Detroit, MI
Energy
Water

Due date:

10/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 100,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 100,000+ sqft.
  • Industrial properties: 100,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Edina, MN

Edina, MN
Energy

Due date:

06/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 25,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 25,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Evanston, IL

Evanston, IL
Energy
Water

Due date:

06/30/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 20,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 20,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Fort Collins, CO

Fort Collins, CO
Energy
Water

Due date:

06/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 5,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 5,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Honolulu County, HI Updated in 2024

Honolulu County, HI
Energy
Water

Due date:

06/30/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Indianapolis, IN Updated in 2024

Indianapolis, IN
Energy
Water

Due date:

06/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Kansas City, MO 2024 deadline approaching!

Kansas City, MO
Energy
Water

Due date:

05/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sqft.
  • Industrial properties: 50,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Lexington, MA 2024 deadline approaching!

Lexington, MA
Energy
Water

Due date:

05/15/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 25,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 25,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA
Energy
Water
Enhanced

Due date:

06/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 20,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 20,000+ sqft.
  • Industrial properties: 20,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Madison, WI New in 2024

Madison, WI
Energy

Due date:

06/30/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 25,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Massachusetts, Statewide 2025 tentative deadline

Massachusetts, Statewide
Energy

Due date:

06/30/2025

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 20,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 20,000+ sqft.

Miami, FL Updated in 2024

Miami, FL
Energy
Water

Due date:

06/30/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 100,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 100,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, MN
Energy
Water

Due date:

06/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Minnesota, Statewide 2025 tentative deadline

Minnesota, Statewide
Energy

Due date:

06/01/2025

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 100,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 100,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Montgomery County, MD Updated in 2024

Montgomery County, MD
Energy

Due date:

06/3/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 25,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 25,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Montreal, Canada Updated in 2024

Montreal, Canada
Energy

Due date:

06/30/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 21,528+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 21,528+ sqft. OR 25+ units
Ordinance website

New Jersey, Statewide Updated in 2024

New Jersey, Statewide
Energy
Water

Due date:

07/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 25,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 25,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

New York, NY 2024 deadline approaching!

New York, NY
Energy
Water
Enhanced
GHG limit

Due date:

05/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 25,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 25,000+ sqft.
  • Industrial properties: 25,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

GHG emissions limit:

Link to emissions limit info

Oak Park, IL

Oak Park, IL
Energy
Water

Due date:

12/31/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 10,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 10,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Ontario, Canada

Ontario, Canada
Energy
Water

Due date:

07/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sqft.
  • Industrial properties: 50,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Orlando, FL 2024 deadline approaching!

Orlando, FL
Energy
Water
Enhanced

Due date:

05/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA
Energy
Water

Due date:

06/30/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA
Energy
Water

Due date:

06/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Portland, ME 2024 deadline approaching!

Portland, ME
Energy
Water

Due date:

05/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 20,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50+ dwellings
Ordinance website

Portland, OR 2024 deadline approaching!

Portland, OR
Energy

Due date:

04/22/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 20,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Reno, NV 2024 deadline extended

Reno, NV
Energy
Water

Extended due date:

07/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 30,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 30,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Saint Paul, MN

Saint Paul, MN
Energy
Water

Due date:

06/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Salt Lake City, UT 2024 deadline approaching!

Salt Lake City, UT
Energy
Enhanced

Due date:

05/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 25,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA
Energy

Due date:

06/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sqft. OR 17+ residential units
Ordinance website

San Francisco, CA 2024 deadline approaching!

San Francisco, CA
Energy
Enhanced

Due date:

05/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 10,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

San Jose, CA 2024 deadline approaching!

San Jose, CA
Energy
Water
Enhanced

Due date:

05/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 20,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 20,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Seattle, WA Updated in 2024

Seattle, WA
Energy
Enhanced

Due date:

06/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 20,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 20,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

South Portland, ME 2024 deadline approaching!

South Portland, ME
Energy
Water

Due date:

05/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 20,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 20,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

St. Louis, MO 2024 deadline approaching!

St. Louis, MO
Energy
Water

Due date:

05/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

St. Louis Park, MN

St. Louis Park, MN
Energy
Water

Due date:

06/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 25,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 25,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Vancouver, Canada New in 2024

Vancouver, Canada
Energy

Due date:

06/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 100,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Washington, DC 2024 deadline extended

Washington, DC
Energy
Water
Enhanced

Extended due date:

07/01/2024

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 25,000+ sqft.
  • Multifamily properties: 25,000+ sqft.
  • Industrial properties: 25,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

Washington, Statewide 2026 tentative deadline

Washington, Statewide
Energy

Due date:

06/01/2026

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 220,000+ sqft.
Ordinance website

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This information was last modified on 03/19/2024 & will be periodically updated.

This page provides a brief overview of compliance requirements for local benchmarking ordinances in North America; if you are still unclear about the requirements or unsure if your building is required to comply, don't hesitate to contact us for clarification!