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Benchmark and Ordinance Compliance: Energy, Water and GHG Deadlines

Stay up to date and avoid potential penalties by engaging our benchmarking and ordinance compliance services to help easily identify requirements and deadline dates for energy, water and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Meet your local and state ordinance deadlines with ease

Failing to report energy, water and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions benchmarks or missing a compliance deadline can result in more than just monetary costs. From fees and penalties to embarrassing public violation disclosures, no property owner, facility manager or asset manager wants the hit to their wallet or reputation. To both investors and communities, offering transparency about local ordinance compliance plus a clear understanding of a property's energy use are vitally important.

UL Solutions makes this easy with an expert and effective way to stay up-to-date and compliant with local and state ordinance requirements. Take the steps to meet them now — scroll below to locate your city/state, ordinance type and required compliance due date.

Contact us to learn more or to schedule a benchmarking compliance meeting.

Ann Arbor, MI

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water

Due date: 06/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.
  • Industrial properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website 

Penalties for noncompliance: No

Aspen, CO

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water

Due date06/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 15,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: No

Atlanta, GA

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water 

Due date: 06/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 25,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 25,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: Yes 

Austin, TX

Type of compliance required: Energy 

Due date: 06/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 10,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: Yes 

Berkeley, CA

Type of compliance required: Energy

Due date: 07/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 15,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 15,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: Yes 

Bloomington, MN

Type of compliance required: Energy

Due date: 06/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 75,000+ sq. ft.. 
  • Multifamily properties: 75,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: No 

Boston, MA

Type of compliance required: Energy, Water, GHG Limit

Due date: 05/15/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 20,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 20,000+ sq. ft. OR 15+ dwellings

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: Yes  

GHG emissions limit:

Link to emissions limit info

Boulder, CO 

Type of compliance required: Energy

Due date: 06/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 20,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 20,000+ sq. ft.
  • Industrial properties: 20,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: Yes

Additional notes:

Large industrial campuses have their own custom requirements.

Brisbane, CA

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water

Due date: 05/15/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 10,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 10,000+ sq. ft.
  • Industrial properties: 10,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: No  

California, Statewide

Type of compliance required: Energy

Due date: 06/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: Yes

Cambridge, MA

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water

Due date: 05/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 25,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50+ dwellings

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: Yes  

Chicago, IL 

Due date: 06/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: Yes  

Chula Vista, CA

Type of compliance required: Energy

Due date: 05/20/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 20,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 20,000+ sq. ft.
  • Industrial properties: 20,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: No  

Colorado, Statewide

Type of compliance required: Energy

Due date: 06/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.
  • Industrial properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: No  

Columbus, OH

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water

Due date: 06/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: No  

Denver, CO 

Type of compliance required: Energy

Due date: 06/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 25,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 25,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: Yes   

Des Moines, IA 

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water

Due date: 07/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 25,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 25,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: Yes 

Edina, MN

Type of compliance required: Energy

Due date: 06/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 25,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 25,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: No   

Evanston, IL

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water 

Due date: 06/30/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 20,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 20,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: Yes    

Fort Collins, CO

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water

Due date: 06/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 5,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 5,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: Yes    

Honolulu, HI 

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water

Due date: 06/30/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 100,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 100,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: No    

Indianapolis, IN

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water 

Due date: 06/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 100,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 100,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: No

Kansas City, MO

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water 

Due date: 05/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.
  • Industrial properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: Yes     

Los Angeles, CA

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water

Due date: 06/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 20,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 20,000+ sq. ft.
  • Industrial properties: 20,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: Yes     

Massachusetts, Statewide

Type of compliance required: Energy

Due date: 06/30/2025

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 20,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 20,000+ sq. ft.

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Penalties for noncompliance: To be determined.

Miami, FL

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water

Due date: 06/30/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 200,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 200,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: Yes  

Minneapolis, MN

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water

Due date: 06/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: Yes     

Montgomery County, MD

Type of compliance required: Energy

Due date: 06/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 25,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 250,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: No     

New Jersey, Statewide

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water

Due date: 10/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 25,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 25,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: No     

New York, NY

Type of compliance required: Energy, Water, and GHG Limit

Due date: 05/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 25,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 25,000+ sq. ft.
  • Industrial properties: 25,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: Yes

GHG emissions limit:

Link to emissions limit info

Ontario, Canada

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water

Due date: 07/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.
  • Industrial properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: Yes

Orlando, FL

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water

Due date: 05/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: Yes      

Philadelphia, PA 

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water

Due date: 06/30/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: Yes      

Pittsburgh, PA 

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water

Due date: 06/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: Yes      

Portland, ME 

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water

Due date: 05/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 20,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50+ dwellings

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: Yes      

Portland, OR

Type of compliance required: Energy

Due date: 04/22/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 20,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: Yes      

Reno, NV

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water

Due date: 04/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 30,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 30,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: Yes      

Saint Paul, MN

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water

Due date: 06/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: No      

Salt Lake City, UT

Type of compliance required: Energy

Due date: 05/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 25,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: Yes       

San Diego, CA

Type of compliance required: Energy

Due date: 06/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sq. ft. OR 17+ residential units

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: No     

San Francisco, CA 

Type of compliance required: Energy

Due date: 05/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 10,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: No     

San Jose, CA

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water

Due date: 05/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 20,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 20,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: No     

Seattle, WA

Type of compliance required: Energy

Due date: 07/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 20,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 20,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: No     

South Portland, ME

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water

Due date: 05/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 20,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 20,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: No     

St. Louis, MO 

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water

Due date: 05/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 50,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: Yes      

St. Louis Park, MN

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water

Due date: 06/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 25,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 25,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: No      

Washington, DC

Type of compliance required: Energy and Water

Due date: 04/01/2023

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 25,000+ sq. ft.
  • Multifamily properties: 25,000+ sq. ft.
  • Industrial properties: 25,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: Yes

Washington, Statewide

Type of compliance required: Energy

Due date: 06/01/2026

Property types required:

  • Commercial properties: 220,000+ sq. ft.

Ordinance website

Penalties for noncompliance: No       

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